Imagine if you will a cross between Interpol and Nada Surf, and you're left with Snowden. Go ahead and imagine it, it's fun! This Georgia band on Jade Tree (Joan of Arc, Pedro the Lion) somehow manages to make distorted shoegazing swirls and a gloomy baritone (courtesy of singer Jordan Jeffares) sound like sugar pop. Most of their songs have synth beats you can (maybe) dance to, and they also take ample liberties with the distortion pedal. These guys definitely like their layers. Really, though, how much you like Snowden depends on how much you like Jeffares voice. It pretty much dominates the show.