Todd Snider signs to Yep Roc

March 4, 2009  |  4:40pm
Todd Snider, the self-proclaimed "tree huggin', peace lovin', pot smokin', porn watchin', lazy ass hippie," has made a move of surprising responsibility and signed to Yep Roc Records. Home to Nick Lowe, The Gourds, Soundtrack of Our Lives and many others, the North Carolina label is a fitting place for the scratchy-voiced, lyrically-gifted troubadour.

The Nashville-based singer-songwriter has made a name for himself with off-kilter protest songs like "Conservative Christian, Right-Wing Republican, Straight, White, American Males," and "Ponce of the Flaming Peace Queer." Although he gets a good deal of grief for his political melodies, Snider never loses his self-deprecating sense of humor. Yep Roc's announcement states: "While Todd could not be reached for comment as he doesn't do technology or wear shoes, his road manager Elvis was overhead saying to, 'leave the unmarked money in a paper bag by the phone booth..."

Snider is planning a new release for early summer. Details are forthcoming, but the question on everyone's mind is: who will he drench in satire this time? He's covered hippies, Republicans, frat-boys, Barbie-girls and the Civil War. Perhaps Obama-lovin', grass-roots organizin', tax-cuttin' moderates are next on the menu?

Related links:
ToddSnider.net
News: Todd Snider tours on Peace Queer
Todd Snider: "America's Favorite Pastime"

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