XXL

by Snow Roller

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02:26
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03:18
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03:51
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02:11
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01:57
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01:09
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about

"Rambo: First Blood is too sincere, but when you get to Rambo: First Blood Part II, that's when it gets good." Like any movie sequel worth its salt, Collin Kritz knows what narrative threads to continue untangling with Snow Roller and which to leave behind. In many ways, XXL offers the same locked-in, smoked-out approaches to 90s college rock revivalism practiced on their debut What's the Score?, but with less of a wink and more a nudge in a new direction. Songs like "Man-Child" simmer and stab, while "The Scott Warner Discount" nests its aggression in apathy. Herein lies the spectrum that this Portland three-piece volleys between: slouching and standing up for their own future foibles. And that's worth a repeat adventure in itself.

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released July 11, 2017

Recorded and mixed by Mac Pogue
Engineered by Andy Rusinek
Mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound

Additional guitar on tracks 2 & 3 by Tyler Maxwell Bussey

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