The Growlers

Hear the Growlers’ Ominous Psych-Rock Shanty ‘Big Toe’

The Growlers' Chinese Fountain won't be out until fall, but the laid-back SoCal surf punks have let loose the album's first single just in time for summer.
Colin Stutz / June 18, 2014

The Growlers Clean Up for Spit-Shined New Album ‘Chinese Fountain’

For the Growlers, putting a record together in anything but a rush sounds like a nightmare.It's a winning formula for the SoCal surf punks, says…
Colin Stutz / May 30, 2014

Burgerama 2014: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

On Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23, Burger Records, the little Orange County cassette label that could, held its third-annual showcase at the Observatory…
Jolie Ruben / March 24, 2014

The Growlers’ ‘Ol’ Rat Face’ Gets Revenge in Bloody Video

Acid-cooked beach bums the Growlers snuck out Gilded Pleasures in November — an EP in name, but an album in function thanks to the nine…
Chris Martins / December 12, 2013

The 40 Best Things We Saw at Outside Lands 2013

Although it boasted performances from Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Nine Inch Nails, San Francisco's 6th annual Outside Lands still had to deal…
SPIN Staff / August 12, 2013

Outside Lands 2013: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

The sixth annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is taking over San Francisco this weekend, featuring Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, the Red Hot…
SPIN Staff / August 10, 2013

The Growlers Pilot an RV Through Space in ‘One Million Lovers’ Video

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…
Chris Martins / June 26, 2013

Watch the Growlers’ Intimate ‘Beach Rats’ Video

Southern California dune buddies the Growlers got together in their garage studio-hippie barn to record an intimate video version of their jangly Hung at Heart highlight "Beach…
Chris Martins / February 14, 2013

Stream the Growlers’ Full So Cal Surf-Psych Opus ‘Hung at Heart’

When we first met Southern Cal surf-rock psychonauts the Growlers, those paisley-preferring acid heads declared "Uncle Sam's a Dick" and teased us with the idea…
Chris Martins / January 15, 2013

Watch the Growlers Throw a Beach Goth Party in ‘Row’ Video

We're well aware that the "imagine X band on acid" trope is a pretty hack move, but every so often, it's too on-point to pass…
Chris Martins / December 13, 2012

Psycho Beach Party: Hear the Growlers’ ‘One Million Lovers’

When their long-awaited, Dan Auerbach-produced project was indefinitely shelved, the Growlers struck out on their own to cut something more true to form: a garage…
Alex Spoto / August 30, 2012

Hear Growlers Take on the Government on ‘Uncle Sam’s a Dick’

The famously surf-friendly beaches of Costa Mesa are a long way from Wall Street, but the five wastetoids in SoCal surf-psych band the Growlers are…
Chris Martins / July 23, 2012