Continuing on from last nights Growlers theme, I’ve been checking out some new tracks from their forthcoming album today. I’m definitely enjoying what I’ve heard so far but, dare I say it, I am torn. Torn between the rough, swamp-blues, psych-rock sound that enticed me in with their debut album seven years ago, versus what appears to be the far more slick, polished sound of now.
What is constant, however, is the charm of Brooks Nielsen’s gritty vocals, for they have defined their evolving sound ever since the band emerged in 2006.
For their upcoming album ‘City Club,’ the Growlers have got together with The Strokes frontman, Julian Casablancas who has produced their latest offering which is to be released on his own label Cult Records at the end of the month.
The album’s title track struts along on a funky groove, one that makes you want to get up and sashay across the room, and whilst it may not have the edginess of Barnacle Beat , it still rocks…or should I say, grooves! Listen above.
City Club is out 9/30 on Cult Records.