SNUGGLE!: Holiday Heart: 12”

The first time I went to Chattanooga, my band played in the smoke-filled ballroom of a run-down hotel. I remember standing on the floor and looking around the balcony at the row of gnarly punks leaning on the railing and spilling beer on themselves in joy. All the bands played raw-throated, desperate, dirty-socked pop punk that kinda reminded me of Shotwell or Fifteen. Seattle’s Snuggle! would have rocked that show, and it’s taking me back to 2AM that night, when I was holding the promoter’s feet while he leaned backwards out his living room window, shooting bottle rockets out of his mouth to burst in the damp Tennessee night. –Chris Terry (Dead Broke, snuggle1.bandcamp.com)