Music Review

Snarls – With Love

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By – Jason Hamric

Columbus, Ohio’s Snarls has been ripping through the scene since 2018, serving up some serious fuzzy, guitar-driven pop that’ll hit you like a ton of bricks. But it’s not just noise—each release they’ve dropped has been a step up from the last, and let me tell you, they’ve hit the jackpot with their latest offering, “With Love.” Their 2021 EP, “What About Flowers?” That thing was a straight-up banger, showing off their chops and bringing in some serious 4AD vibes on tracks like “For You” and “Sparkling.” It was like they were teasing us, letting us know they had something big up their sleeves.

And yes, did they deliver. Teaming up with Chris Walla, the wizard behind the curtain for bands like Foxing and Ratboys, Snarls has gone next level with “With Love.” But it’s not just about fancy production tricks—these guys have brought their A-game in the songwriting department too.From the get-go, the title track hits you like a freight train. Chlo White’s vocals are on fire, riding high on those massive beats and dreamy guitars. And “Moon Tides”? Don’t even get me started. It’s like they bottled up the essence of alt-rock and poured it all over this track.”Baby Bangs” though? That’s the real heartbreaker. White lays it all out on the table, diving deep into her own insecurities with a rawness that’ll punch you right in the gut. It’s the kind of song that’ll make you feel seen, even if you’re not ready for itBut it’s not all heavy stuff. Tracks like “Sugar Rush” and “Heavy Drinker” bring the hooks and the energy, while “Driving Faster” gives you that mid-album breather you didn’t know you needed.

Overall, “With Love” is a damn masterpiece. If you’re already a fan, you know what I’m talking about. And if you’re not? Well, you better buckle up, ’cause Snarls is about to take you on one hell of a ride. So crank up the volume, roll down the windows, and let these tunes wash over you. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

Written by: jamric

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