New Music: The Growlers


Because we always have a need to categorize things, they've been called lo-fi neo-surf-rock, surf porn, beach goth, country-surf-pop-rock, and altered-state among other things. Take a listen and you'll see why no one can quite pin down the genre where The Growlers belong, and why it doesn't really matter. Two surfing buddies moved to Long Beach to try their hand at making music while catching some waves. They chose to call themselves The Growlers because they thought they were crappy at the time (growler being a term for taking a crap among other things...). Well, we think they've outgrown their name.

Video for "Sea Lion Goth Blues"


Read Spinner's interview with Brooks Nielsen, the vocals behind the band, and check out other videos for singles off their new album, Hot Tropics!

--- Viv