Calling The Growlers garage rock would be too easy -- and probably not a good enough description. Influenced more by 60's California rock than the garage phenomenon/revival that seems to be ongoing right now. Still ... you could listen to the song "One Million Lovers" and COMPLETELY think that this was a song that was written and recorded in the 1960's. The Growlers hail from Long Beach, so the sunny California vibe is in their blood. The Byrds-era sound on the guitar, the recording of the vocals. I'd be curious to know what king of microphone was used during the recording -- was it vintage or modern? Either it was vintage or The Growlers have captured a magic formula in the recording process to making it sound vintage.
Their recording labl FatCat Records had this to offer on the recording process "During the release of their first album and their ongoing singles releases, they have experimented with recording techniques that have the ability to bend sound in ways only drugs can. By now this “bent sound” has been perfected in their live act that some onlookers call “groovy” and or “sick”. The groovy unexcelled value in Lo fidelity sound is their stock and trade."
The Growlers album Hung At Heart is due out on Mar. 25 on Fatcat Records.
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Artist: The Growlers
Album: Hung At Heart
Song: One Million Lovers
Recording Label: Fatcat Records
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