Honest, raw, and critically current.
— On the Beat
 
 

Rue Snider is a Brooklyn, NY based songwriter who has been releasing music since 2012. His latest is the chill wave single "Moving Me (Brothertiger Remix)." The original track appeared on the EP "Speak My Mind" in early 2017. 

"Speak My Mind" (2017) was recorded at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville, TN and produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Langhorne Slim, Hurray For The Riff Raff). It features Jon Estes (Ruby Amanfu, Steelism) and Grammy Award winner Derrek C. Phillips. The protest EP features two political numbers and a love song. Its title track featured as Song 80 of the 1,000 Days, 1,000 Songs project. 

"Broken Window" (2016) was written in the midst of fledgling sobriety. The album moves from nihilism to hope in less than an hour. It was recorded on the road with parts performed by friends all over the country then finished at Studio 76 in Brooklyn. 

"The New New Colossus" EP (2015) drew the attention of Al Jazeera English who did a profile on Rue in early 2016. Infintesmal Records from Jacksonville, FL released the package as a limited edition cassette in March 2016. This EP contains Rue's first holiday song, "The Ghost of Christmas Past."

"Leaving to Returning" (2015) and the companion EP "Never Met a Girl I Didn't Love" (2015) feature David Cole from Rubblebucket on drums. The video for “Heaven” directed by Daniel Feighery and shot with a drone over Coney Island, world premiered at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, won Best Music Video at the Sene Film Fest, and Best Storytelling Award at the InterDrone Conference. 

Rue recently finished recording his next LP tentatively titled, "Summer Somewhere" with Andrija Tokic at the helm. It will release in 2018.

 

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Rue has shared the stage with Lydia Loveless, Gaelynn Lea, Tom Maxwell (Squirrel Nut Zippers), Superhuman Happiness (Stuart Bogie - Antibalas, Arcade Fire), Benjamin Scheuer (The Lion), Blue Healer, Donna Missal, and Walter Salas-Humara (the Silos).

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