The Magnificent Snails: “Decisions Decisions”
It’s inevitable that a band is going to grow and change over time. Sometimes that takes the form of an ill-advised electro-concept record, sometimes it’s as simple as a lineup shift. For Austin garage-pop quartet The Magnificent Snails it’s time for a change. They’re playing a show Thursday night at Cheer Up Charlies, and the word has come down that the band is going to officially announce they are changing their name to The Gorgeous Hands.
It’s definitely a big change, but let’s take a look at the history of The Magnificent Snails before we look ahead to The Gorgeous Hands. Rusty and Chris Galis and Blaine McGaffigan formed The Magnificent Snails in 2010. In February the following year the group released their debut six-song EP Baby Acid Trips, and added a fourth member Charlie Magnone. Later that summer drummer and percussionist Cullen Faulk replaced McGaffigan, who left the band to pursue greener pastures overseas. The band has been working on new songs, and is set to release a 7″ this summer and a full-length later this year.
This is a new beginning of sorts for the band, and partly contributed to the name change. “The reason we’re changing our name is that we’re looking to tackle this new music with a fresh outlook,” says singer Rusty Galis. “We’re going to be putting a lot of time and effort into this project over the rest of the year and we’ve sort of outgrown the Snails moniker.”
But before we officially say goodbye to The Snails, and say hello to The Gorgeous Hands, we’ve culled one of the standout tracks from Baby Acid Trips as today’s song of the day. It’s a horn-laden, aptly-titled bit of lo-fi pop goodness called “Decisions Decisions.”