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Wex[EP]: snarls

May I Burst? An extended music video by snarls

Virtual | World Premiere

For this edition of Wex[EP], Columbus-based alternative rock band snarls presents its effervescent debut album, Burst, as a long-form video featuring visual storytelling from its members. May I Burst? invites you into the emotional rollercoaster that is...Burst. The band introduces the evening and participates in a live Q&A during the presentation.

snarls is Chlo White (vocals, guitar), Riley Hall (bass, vocals), Mick Martinez (guitar), and Max Martinez (drums). The four met through childhood friendships and school, and in December 2017 formed the group. After releasing a self-titled EP in June 2018, snarls spent the next two years playing crowded basements and bars, as well as touring the Midwest and eastern United States. In March of 2020, the band partnered with Take This To Heart Records to release Burst, a collection of coming-of-age stories wrapped in shimmering guitars and whimsical harmonies.

More about the artist
• snarls website
• Interview: "Snarls’s Glitter Emo Will Help You Laugh Through the Pain," 

More about Wex[EP]
As today’s vocabulary has expanded to include “social distancing” and “essential businesses,” the Wex has entered into a conversation with some of our favorite artists to bring you Essential Performances.

With a nod to the short-form, often experimental nature of extended-play records, the Wex[EP] series seeks to document a facet of each artist’s practice and explore innovative ways of communing with one another during this rupture of routine.

Join us this fall as we chart a better tomorrow with the thinkers, players, movers, and makers to whom we continue to look for joy and inspiration. If you are able, please consider supporting each artist by using the links located on this page.

View the Wex[EP] lineup.

Four members of the band snarls standing in front of orangish yellow background

snarls, photo: Brian Kaiser

Four members of the band snarls standing in front of orangish yellow background. Three members wearing blue shirts

snarls, photo: Brian Kaiser

Greater Columbus Arts Council
American Electric Power Foundation
L Brands Foundation
The Columbus Foundation
Ohio Arts Council
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Huntington Bank
Nationwide Foundation

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Kaufman Development
Cardinal Health Foundation


Past Performing Arts

Wex[EP]: snarls