10/17/2016

THE GROWLERS SHARE VIDEO FOR, "I'LL BE AROUND", PREMIERING VIA ROLLING STONE


THE GROWLERS SHARE VIDEO FOR, "I'LL BE AROUND",
PREMIERING VIA ROLLING STONE
BAND TO APPEAR ON
KCRW'S MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC
THIS WEDNESDAY, 10/19

GRIMES AND ERIC ANDRE ADDED TO
THE GROWLERS' BEACH GOTH V FESTIVAL 10/22 & 23
 
Photo by: Taylor Bonin

Southern California scuzz rockers, The Growlers, share the first video for "I'll Be Around" from their new album,City Club, co-produced by Julian Casablancas (The Strokes / Founder of Cult Records) and Shawn Everett (this year's Grammy Award winner for his work with Alabama Shakes).

City Club debuted at #1 on the iTunes Alternative New Artist Chart and landed in the Top 10 Billboard Heatseeker Chart at #6.  Entertainment Weekly states "Brooks Nielsen's graveled howl is arresting as ever, but it's the instrumentals that ultimately steal the show: clattering drums and funky guitars give way to scuzzy psychedelics. "I'll Be Around" is their most divergent track in recent memory, but it's also their most polished."

The Growlers- I'll Be Around" (Official Music Video)
Of the song itself, Nielsen states: "The song is about people calling me out on my constant contradictions and my weak argument to defend my actions and appease their expectations. I thought that a video of me dying would be a good example of how it all doesn't really matter. Life's too short."

The video was directed by Warren Fu, known for his work with Daft Punk, Depeche Mode, The Strokes, and HAIM among others.

Fu states:  "The Growlers have created this eclectic style that's all their own, yet there are no real rules in their world.  So while this was the band's concept, they were open to me throwing in my own ideas, such as the impatient Grim Reaper.  The video captures some of the absurd fun of 70s-80s musical films like Little Shop of Horrors."
The video's release comes just ahead of Beach Goth,  The Growlers curated festival which takes place in the band's native Orange County on October 22-23. Boasting one of the strongest festival line ups of the year, the slate includes The Growlers with Bon Iver, Grimes, Patti Smith, Justice, King Krule, Gucci Mane, RL Grime, TLC, James Blake, Devendra Banhart, Nicolas Jaar, 2 Live Crew, Violent Femmes, Future Islands, The Drums, Melanie Martinez, Reel Big Fish, The Faint, Tricky, Sebastian, Albert Hammond Jr., Kali Uchis, Hinds, Gang of Four, Cold Cave, The Pharcyde, Leftover Crack, DJ Quik and more.  In addition, Eric Andre will MC both days.

In addition, the band will be appear on KCRW's famed Morning Becomes Eclectic this Wednesday, 10/19 at 11:15 AM PST for a live performance and interview.  Fans can listen view online at kcrw.com or stream live on the KCRW Facebook page as well.

Known for their relentless touring schedule and DIY work ethic, the band is one of the most exciting independent success stories of recent years.  Casablancas states: "The Growlers may be the most interesting band in the world, certainly one of the coolest. Nor gypsy, nor goth, nor surfer, nor punk, yet somehow all of them."

The Growlers just wrapped up an impressive near sellout run on their fall tour last week with multiple sellouts, surrounding the release of the new album.  Tickets for all remaining tour dates, including Europe, Mexico and Beach Goth Festival are available now via: thegrowlers.com

THE GROWLERS FALL WORLD TOUR 2016
Friday, September 16 @ Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV- SOLD OUT
Saturday, September 17 @ The Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO- SOLD OUT
Sunday, September 18 @ Waiting Room, Omaha, NE
Monday, September 19 @ Riot Room, Kansas City, MO- SOLD OUT
Wednesday, September 21 @ Thalia Hall, Chicago IL- SOLD OUT
Thursday, September 22 @ Majestic Theatre, Detroit, MI
Friday, September 23 @ Opera House, Toronto, ON- SOLD OUT
Saturday, September 24 @ Tralf Music Hall, Buffalo, NY
Sunday, September 25 @ The Basement, Columbus, OH- SOLD OUT
Tuesday, September 27 @ Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, September 28 @ The Paradise, Boston, MA
Thursday, September 29 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY- SOLD OUT
Friday, September 30 @ Webster Hall, New York, NY- SOLD OUT
Saturday, October 1 @ 9:30 Club, Washington, DC- SOLD OUT
Monday, October 3 @ Terminal West, Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, October 4 @ Music Farm, Charleston, SC
Wednesday, October 5 @ Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
Thursday, October 6 @ Exit/In, Nashville, TN- SOLD OUT
Friday, October 7 @ Headliners Music Hall, Louisville, MO
Saturday, October 8 @ Off Broadway, St. Louis, MO- SOLD OUT
Saturday, October 22 @ Beach Goth, Orange County, CA
Sunday, October 23 @ Beach Goth, Orange County, CA
Friday, November 4 @ Lunario Del Audiorio Nacional, Mexico City, MEX
Saturday, November 5 @ Festival Catrina, Puebla, MEX 
Tuesday, November 8 @ Krust, Hamburg, GER
Wednesday, November 9 @ Zoom, Frankfurt, GER
Thursday, November 10 @ Strom, Munich, GER
Friday, November 11 @ Beatpol, Dresden, GER
Saturday, November 12 @ Columbia Theatre, Berlin, GER- SOLD OUT
Monday, November 14 @ Paradiso, Amsterdam, NETH- SOLD OUT
Tuesday, November 15 @ Brixton Electric, London, ENG
Thursday, November 17 @ Cabaret Sauvage, Paris, FR
                                                           
ABOUT THE GROWLERS
The Growlers are an American band formed in Southern California who's sound has been described as a trademark style of music combining elements of country, Mexican, surf, pop, punk, psych, and rock.  Known for their relentless touring schedule and DIY work ethic, the band is one of the most exciting independent success stories of recent years. 

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