Snaex and Bad Mariachi
Snaex know no limits, yet aspire to align themselves with what is always necessary: patience, harmony, and the child's mind. Snaex are Chris Teret, who hails from Baltimore and founded a band called Company, and Chriss Sutherland, who is from Maine and who helped maintain such musics as Cerberus Shoal, Fire on Fire, and Olas. Both now reside in the Portland, Maine area.
Bad Mariachi is a song project of greater Brunswick denizen, McKay Belk, his bandmates from the absence-laden if and it, Chris Dibiasio and Tim Alan Walker, and local songbird, Kristin Kellas. Its an obsessed avocation that is told with a vestigial drawl hungover from a southern boyhood. All of these players have spent the better part of this decade nursing their affinity for the amorphous thing we now call folk music, so it comes as no surprise when you hear certain staples of the era; a stumbling swing time, 90s dissonance, meek perversions of jazz, and other subtle appropriations from around the world. Which is not to say its insincere. The songs come from excessive introspection-- rambling predictions that hold no water, veiled confessions, descriptions of systemic failure, and raw salutes to the hilarity of modern self-doubt. Their first recording, an aimless waltz called Crowhurst, will be featured as part of an installation by Emilie Stark-Menneg at the PMA biennial.
14 Maine Street
Brunswick, ME 04011