Dead Snares is Jeffrey Cain, a surrealist composer, reclusive audio archivist, and a reluctant rock guitar player. Born in America in 1972, Cain now lives, writes and records in Birmingham, Alabama in a house filled with ancient machines and a piano. He has released his dark fractured music since the age of 15, and is best known for the recordings of his childhood band Remy Zero and his work with Steve Kilbey of The Church under the name Isidore. Acoustic Guitars, Walls of feedback, tambourines, and drum machines sleep side by side throughout his music. Shifting from 3 minute pop songs to 15 minute ambient trips , all things are possible. Outside the realm of rock music he has collaborated in the electronic world with artist such as Tricky, Afrobots, O+S, and The Engine Room (penning the theme to Nip/Tuck and being remixed by Gabriel and Dresden).


But where does the name Dead Snares come from? The term ‘dead snares’ is a musical term used in recording of a particular sound of a snare drum. The sound that is elicited is a kind of thud, not a bright sounding snare but one which is trapped.

The sense of being trapped, as it were, binds Speak The Language together in haunting, sonically-empassioned pleas. Dead Snares examines, with an insightful depth, the lengths to which we will go to find connectivity to the world around us. The unifying thread of this collection is ultimately a reflection on the desire for communication with the people to whom we are bonded, taking an empathetic look at the people in our lives and how we speak to one another. If this Dead Snares album has a manifesto, it is to purposefully take a bird’s eye view of the city, channeling the unsorted energy of the millions running around in darkness.
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Dead Snares – Speak the Language

Release Date: 2011

Limited pressing on 180 gram vinyl.
Gatefold jacket with signed artwork and design by Rod Dyer.

Purchase includes access to unreleased downloadable music.

One album in five contains a unique, customized polaroid.



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