Snail Mail – “Heat Wave” Video

Last month, Snail Mail announced their debut album, Lush, with “Pristine,” which topped our list of the best songs of the week back when it came out. Today, Lindsey Jordan is sharing the LP’s second single, “Heat Wave,” and it’s sticky and humid, much like the unbearable situation that Jordan finds herself wrapped up in.

“Heat wave, nothing to do/ Woke up in my clothes having dreamt of you,” she sings in the first verse, trying to move on from a love that didn’t want to commit long-term. Part of it is genuine remorse at the loss of a relationship, but it’s also partially the boredom that comes with a day where it’s too hot to do anything, when you let your imagination run wild.

Her feelings on the relationship shimmer and shift, caught up in the exhaust of a sweaty summer day stuck inside. Jordan plays the part of bitterly defiant, and she gets her licks in with style: “I hope the love that you find/ Swallows you whole-ly/ Like you said it might,” goes one of the best lines, wishing the same wrenching fate upon whoever the former partner picks up next. For Jordan’s part, she’s ready to find something a little more reliable: “I’m feeling low/ I’m not into sometimes.”

The song comes attached to an excellent video, which was directed by Brandon Herman and finds Jordan revisiting the (not too long ago) time when she played on her high school’s men’s ice hockey team. She starts off by just playing simple air hockey though, sullen and alone, before getting sucked through the board, where she has to fend off a team of men, getting bloodied and battered throughout. It’s the Mighty Ducks continuation you didn’t know you needed.

Watch and listen below.

TOUR DATES:
04/26 Norman, OK @ Norman Music Festival
04/27 Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz
04/28 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
05/15 London, UK @ Oslo Hackney
05/19 Leeds, UK @ Brudnell Social Club
05/20 Manchester, UK @ Vullivers
05/21 Bristol, UK @ Louisiana
05/23 Belgium, BE @ Witloof Bar
05/24 Groningen, NE @ Vera
05/26 Amsterdam, NE @ London Calling
05/27 Paris, FR @ Villette Sonique
06/05 Portland, ME @ State Theater
06/06 New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
06/07 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
06/09 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Brewing
06/12 Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
06/13 Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
06/14 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
06/15 Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Flux
06/16 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
06/17 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
06/18 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
06/20 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
06/22 Boise, ID @ Funky Tac
06/23 Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
06/24 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
06/25 Portland, OR @ Holocene
06/27 Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club
06/28 San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
06/29 Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door
06/30 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
07/03 Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live
07/05 Austin, TX @ Barracuda
07/06 Dallas, TX @ Three Links
07/07 Fayetteville, AR @ George’s
07/08 Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
07/09 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
07/10 Durham, NC @ Pinhook
07/11 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
07/12 Baltimore, MD @ The Parkway Theater
07/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
07/15 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
07/16 Montreal, QC @ L’Escogriffe Bar Spectacle
07/17 Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot
07/24 Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
07/25 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
07/26 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
07/27 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
07/29 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern

4/4-4/28 w/ Japanese Breakfast
6/5-6/6 w/ Belle and Sebastian
6/12-7/17 w/ Bonny Doon
7/24-7/29 w/ Long Beard

Lush is out 6/8 via Matador Records. Pre-order it here.