Costa Mesa beach bums the Growlers have returned with a new video for their Hung at Heart highlight, “One Million Lovers.” The shambly garage-rock song is a lackadaisical but loving tribute to the kind of romance that pales the world by comparison. As Brooks Nielsen sing-slurs over the loosely lilting groove, “Found a cure for loneliness, I’m forever immune … One million lovers to choose from, but none like her. In life, the journey to find such a partner often feels like an odyssey of galactic proportions — we can only assume that’s why the clip above finds the SoCal psychonauts on a journey through space, avoiding asteroids in a special RV.
After meeting a few interstellar moths, however, the gang crash-land on a strange planet where a foam monster covered in eyeballs may turn out to be a different sort of creature entirely. Beware: There’s some very mild nudity lurking amongst the floating keyboards and towering hoodoos. If the Growlers can survive, so can you.
The band has a gig with the Flaming Lips coming up (July 31 at Irvine, California’s Pacific Amphitheater) followed by an appearance at San Francisco’s Outside Lands fest (August 10), then they hit the road in earnest on a Burger Records bill.
Burger Records presents the Growlers:
September 19 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
September 20 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
September 21 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
September 24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge (w/Hanni El Khatib & Bass Drum of Death)
September 25 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
September 26 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
September 27 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
September 28 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
September 29 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick (w/Foxygen)
October 01 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
October 02 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
October 03 – Cambridge, MA @ Sinclair
October 04 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
October 05 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
October 06 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
October 08 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
October 09 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
October 11 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s