Posts Tagged ‘Growlers’

With their 80s-infused take on raw, rumbling garage rock, Los Angeles-based band The Growlers have shared their sultry new single Foghorn Town. It is the second release from their upcoming LP Natural Affair.

With an intro and verse that recall the band’s early singles – muggy, sprawling, slightly sinister – Foghorn Town quickly shifts to a bright, optimistic chorus, finished off with a razor-wire lead guitar slicing through the mix – pretty much perfect for poolside hangouts and late night jams.

Listen here.


Here are ten new tunes all nicely collected up for you in one easy post – from the righteous fury of IDLES and Honey Lung to the traditional folk of Bonny Light Horseman and Devendra Banhart. We also have new songs from the likes of the Lumineers, Parsnip, New Pornographers, Sleater-Kinney, Angel Olsen and The Growlers.

Whatever floats your boat, there is something here to enjoy.











  1. Neil Young – Campaigner (Live, acoustic)
  2. Ty Segall – Class War (The Dils cover)
  3. Beach House – Alien
  4. Public Service Broadcasting – White Star Liner
  5. The Growlers – Problems III
  6. Matthew E. White – No Future In Our Frontman
  7. Tiny Ruins – Olympic Girls
  8. Drug Church – Unlicensed Hall Monitor
  9. J Mascis – Web So Dense
  10. Keston Cobblers’ Club – Siren












The Growlers have shared their cover of Mud’s 1974 festive no. 1,  Lonely This Christmas, which was recorded durning their 2016 three night holiday run at The Wiltern in Los Angeles.

It is deliberately performed in the style of Elvis Presley’s slower songs from his later career though, despite several incorrectly-labelled videos on YouTube, the band found out the King never recorded the song.


best of the weekA cracking collection of nine brand new tunes gathered from this week for you.

We have the return of Grandaddy, a reverential cover of the Modern Lovers by Sunflower Bean, and tastes from new records by Weyes Blood, Howe Gelb, Marissa Nadler and TOY and, as they always say, much more besides.

All yours…

  1. Grandaddy – Way We Won’t
  2. Allah-Las – Terra Ignota
  3. TOY – I’m Still Believing
  4. Weyes Blood – Do You Need My Love
  5. Marissa Nadler – The Best You Ever Had
  6. Sunflower Bean – Old World  (Modern Lovers cover)
  7. Growlers – I’ll Be Around
  8. Howe Gelb – Terribly So
  9. Laish – Love On The Conditional













best of the weekAfter a week’s break, we’re back with our regular round up of the best new tunes of the past seven days.

It includes the return of a number of MM regulars too: No Age, The Growlers and Pop. 1280 as well a stunning new track from Annie Hardy (ex of Giant Drag) and plenty more besides.

So then, ten cracking songs – dive in.

  1. Pop. 1280 – Pulse
  2. Hiss Golden Messenger – Tell Her I’m Just Dancing
  3. The Growlers – City Club
  4. Angel Olsen – Sister
  5. Magic Trick – First Thought
  6. Shilpa Ray – Paisley
  7. The Raveonettes – A Good Fight
  8. Annie Hardy – Go Hey Raku Sake
  9. No Age – Separation
  10. Cory Hanson – Ordinary People











We’ve already shared a few tracks from the Growlers latest long player Chinese Fountain, and now the surf-goths have revealed the title track for your listening pleasure.

So without further ado…


Dull Boy is the third (excellent) song previewing The Growlers upcoming album, Chinese Fountain, that’s coming out on September 23rd on Everloving Records.

Give it a spin.


The Growlers New Single And UK Tour

Self-describing their music as “Beach Goth”, sunburned and salty, the term perfectly describes The Growlers distinctive melding of reverb heavy surf guitar and Bakersfield-style honky tonk with ‘80s post-punk.

The band have announced details of the release of their new single Good Advice, which is taken from their forthcoming album Chinese Fountain, released through Fat Cat Records on Monday 29th September.

Additionally, the band have announced a headline UK tour in November as well as coming over band will also be over in August to play a number of shows, including a short run with The Fat White Family where the bands will toss a coin to determine who will headline each night. The list of shows is as follows:


16th London Oslo (with The Wytches)
17th Bristol The Fleece (with Fat White Family)
18th Liverpool Kazimer (with Fat White Family)
19th Brighton Concorde 2 (with Fat White Family)


12th Leeds Belgrave Music Hall
13th London Village Underground
14th Birmingham The Temple at Institute
15th Glasgow Broadcast
16th Manchester Roadhouse

New Growlers Album

The Growlers took the phrase “Beach Goth” as an apt descriptor of their music. Sunburned and salty, that term perfectly describes their distinctive melding of reverb heavy surf guitar and Bakersfield-style honky tonk with ‘80s post-punk.

This is especially true of Chinese Fountain, the band’s fifth full-length set to be released on September 23rd via Everloving Records. Eleven songs that finely hone their gypsy folk dirges and psychedelic sea shanties, but assured enough to layer in shades of many new influences: the loping ska beat of Dull Boy and Going Gets Tuff, the playful disco beat behind the title track, or the Teardrop Explodes-like agitation of Good Advice.

For now, we have Big Toe for you to listen to…enjoy.