Friday, December 20, 2013

The Growlers cap off 2013 with an incredible, three-song Take Away show for La Blogothèque - "Gilded Pleasures" is out now on Everloving Records!

The Growlers cap off an incredible year with an amazing, acoustic performance on A Take Away Show for La Blogothèque. The three song set features a never before heard song, "Monotonia," and was shot in the middle of the night on the streets of LES Manhattan in the midst of their completely sold out headlining slot on the first ever Burgerama tour!

Out now on Everloving Records, Gilded Pleasures is their finest collection of songs yet and fans in California can catch the band live on their Holiday Run!Tour Dates:

12.20.13 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
12.21.13 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
12.26.13 – Solana Beach, CA – The Belly Up
12.27.13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
12.28.13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
12.29.13 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex In The Round: “Bringin’ some intimacy back to their shows by ditching the the big stage and playing In the Ring at floor level. Gather around and watch at any angle the psychedelic strangle. Come see the spit fly and the chicks cry.” Brooks Nielsen
Early love for Gilded Pleasures:
"2013 will be remembered as the year the Growlers and their Costa Mesa surf team made waves of beach blues and songs to wash out the bummers from our jaded hearts." IMPOSE
"...combines pastoral folk-rock with a shambolic, overdriven dark side that threatens to blow an amplifier, or worse." Esquire
"Their upbeat melodies and dynamic instrumentals infuse a certain sense of youthful charm, hell-bent on making your body move right along to the 'good vibrations.'" Interview Magazine
"If a crate-digging mate played you The Growlers’ latest EP and said it was the work of a long-lost gang of groovy longhairs from Topanga Canyon in California circa 1969, you’d be forgiven for being fooled." NME
"The Growlers are a pretty chill band that sing songs about pretty chill stuff." VICE
"Think the Black Angels righteously stoned on the Meat Puppets’ seminal Up on the Sun and you start to get the idea." The Straight
"Led by singer Brooks Nielsen, The Growlers’ sound heavily owes to the psychedelic 1960s freak-out scene centered along LA’s Sunset Strip mixed with  Beach Blanket Bingo surf rock, ’50s Chicano rock à la “La Bamba,” and a dash of “Monster Mash” macabre." MTV Iggy
"If you haven’t been paying attention to The Growlers, it’s time to start." SLUG Magazine

"The Growlers call it Beach Goth. And while it’s true their brand of psych-mottled surf rock defies genre, whatever you call it, it’s pure fun." UTNE Reader
"...despite their knockabout image, The Growlers are a band who take the art of being a band incredibly seriously." Clash Music
"There’s a youthful exuberance to the record that’ll have you yearning for the coast – but judging by the band’s packed gigs, their 70s camper van is going to be full." The Line Of Best Fit
by Mookie Stevers at Waversons Magazine
The Growlers new EP Gilded Pleasures is a sweet new little brother to Hung at Heart that is fresh, plump and ready to slap. "We are still confused on what the point of releasing little increments of music at a time is worth. If we had it our way we would be doing a full length album every couple of months," says Nielsen. And so again with little time and a lot of ideas, The Growlers have put together 9 songs whittled down from 13 in under two weeks. "Writing songs comes easy, our lovefor creating is never-ending, its the guidelines that create difficulties." The album titled Gilded Pleasures has an R&B makin' out on mushrooms feelthat accompanies their previous release perfectly.
It was recorded and co-produced at an old pump house in Topanga Canyon by Kyle Mullarkey and The Growlers. Mullarkey has been an influence and big brother to them from the beginning, especially his work with The Grand Elegance and the Abigails. Two bands that had helped prepare Mullarkey for confined corners with the infamous Big Kids Los Growlers.
When asked why the name Gilded Pleasures? "We made simple songs with a little soul for our satisfaction, then we brought them into the studio and covered them with reverb and ribbons of tape for our fans listening pleasure. This record is simple and soulful and reminds me a lot of the early Growlers that a lot of our new fans never got the chance to hear," said Nielsen.
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