The Growlers Debut New Single “Natural Affair”

The Growlers Debut New Single "Natural Affair"
The Growlers photo by Taylor Bonin

The Growlers’ have released “Natural Affair,” the track, self-produced by singer Brooks Nielsen and guitarist Matt Taylor, continues the band’s exploration of the vibier, seedier side of new wave funk. Bursting with chorused guitars and syncopated percussion, the track was inspired during sessions for their new LP Natural Affair. “A lot of our songs were coming out on the darker, more sentimental side, so we decided to make something more upbeat,” says Taylor. “We all took a break, watched a documentary on Spandau Ballet, and wrote this riff that sounds a bit like ‘The Groove Line’ by Heatwave. More disco and energetic, just trying to keep it funky.” It’s the first track off Natural Affair, the Growlers sixth studio album, due in the fall on the band’s own Beach Goth Records and Tapes, destined for the dance floor, the bedroom, and the festival stage.

The Growlers’ current tour continues with stops in Atlanta, Chicago, and New York City. The band, has also announced their annual Beach Goth event as a three night Halloween party at the legendary Hollywood Palladium, featuring extended performances, surprises and special guests. Due to popular demand, the third night (11/2) has just been added and is on sale now.

The Growlers
Live Dates

8/2 Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC
8/3 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA §
8/4 Music Farm, Charleston, SC §
8/7 Varsity Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA ǂ
8/8 White Oak Music Hall, Houston, TX ǂ
8/9 Paper Tiger, San Antonio, TX ǂ
8/10 Granada Theater, Dallas, TX ǂ
8/13 Palp Festival, Bagnes, Switzerland
8/15 E-Werk, Erlangen, Germany
8/16 Lowlands, Biddinghuizen, NL
8/17 La Route Du Rock, Saint-Malo, France
8/18 Green Man Fest, Brecon Beacons, UK
9/5 Rust Belt, East Moline, IL #
9/6 Metro, Chicago, IL #
9/7 Metro, Chicago, IL #
9/8 The Majestic Theatre, Detroit, MI #
9/10 College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT #
9/11 Pearl Street, Northampton, MA #
9/12 Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA #
9/13 Black Cat, Washington, DC #
9/14 Central Park SummerStage, NYC, NY☆
9/17 Songbirds, Chattanooga, TN
9/18 Vinyl Music Hall, Pensacola, FL
9/19 Crowbar, Tampa, FL
9/20 Culture Room, Fort Lauderdale, FL
9/21 The Plaza Live, Orlando, FL
9/22 Sing Out Loud Festival at Backyard Stage
9/25 Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
9/26 The Burl, Lexington, KY
9/27 Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
9/28 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
10/1 Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
10/2 TBA, Arcata, CA
10/3 Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
10/4 McDonald Theatre, Eugene, OR
10/5 The Showbox, Seattle, WA
10/6 The Showbox, Seattle, WA
10/31 Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA
11/1 Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA
11/2 Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles. CA

with Special Guests:
♥ = The Flaming Lips
♂ = Broncho
Ʊ = Diane Coffee
Ӂ = Tagua Tagua
§ = Ceramic Animal
ǂ = Video Age
# = Pinky Pinky
☆ = with The Lemonheads + The Nude Party