“A jangly slice of escapism”
– CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
“… a hazy wash of sound that showcases the group’s gentler side, while still having a black, black heart”
– CLASH“The SoCal six-piece so embody the laid-back, sun-kissed vibe of their home that they’ve been able to build a small empire around it… Their cult following is vast, ever-growing, and packed with die-hard fanatics”
“Some bands just ooze cool. The proudly independent LA band The Growlers serve up an infectious combo of new wave, disco and indie rock.” – NPR
What better time than a global pandemic for The Growlers to drop Dream World – the new single on the band’s very own Beach Goth Records and Tapes? Recorded after sessions for their last album, 2019’s Natural AffairLP, the track imagines an alternate universe available to everyone, if you want it. Upright pianos, razorwire guitars, and singer Brooks Nielsen’s most prescient lyrics to date invite us all to embrace the other side, whatever that might be….
Long synonymous with the seedy, surfy, psychedelic communities of Costa Mesa and Dana Point, CA, The Growlers have evolved into a songwriting and touring force majeure, courting Hollywood and collaborating with producers Julian Casablancas (The Strokes) and Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, The War On Drugs) to make sophisticated, contemporary pop music that plays as well at the dive bar as it does on the dancefloor.
Following a run of multimillion-streaming singles – like City Club (22m+ Spotify plays), Night Ride (25m+) and Dope on a Rope (24m+) – the band launched their 2019 Natural Affair World Tour, from three sold-out shows at LA’s legendary Hollywood Palladium, played through Australia and Europe, only to be cut short by COVID’s global nightmare.
What’s next for Here and in the Dream World? Stay tuned.