May as well start with the 1st album. If you have been tuning in, you know I’m big on the whole Surf/Punk Trippy stuff. The Growlers have been at this for a few years and you can often find me working outside jamming to them….
The Growlers are an American band formed in Dana Point, California in 2006, then moved to Costa Mesa, Orange County. The band consists of Brooks Nielsen (vocals), Matt Taylor (lead guitar), Scott Montoya (drums, formerly bass) Anthony Braun Perry (bass) and Kyle Straka (keyboards, guitar). Their first album, Are You in or Out, was released in 2009. Their second album, Hot Tropics, was out in 2010. The band’s third album, Hung at Heart, was released January 22, 2013
The band is known for its heavy use of effects, including voice effects, especially reverb, and mixes the sound of the Californian rock of the late ’60’s, with a heavy load of psychedelia giving birth to what they call ‘Beach Goth’.
The band’s sound has been described as “a trademark style of music that somehow combines country, surf, pop, and rock”.