Psych Out: The Growlers

Published July 31, 2013

Founded in 2008 as a small gathering of psychedelic rock enthusiasts, The Austin Psych Fest has developed into an international hub for people in search of mind-bending music. In the past six years, the Austin Psych Fest has grown to feature leading artists of experimental and innovative rock. This year, a kaleidoscope of bands, including The Black Angels, Warpaint, Deerhunter, and Os Mutantes, played to a dancing crowd of devoted fans. Interview joined the festivities and traveled to Austin to document and interview some of our favorite bands-including the founding fathers of the festival, The Black Angels; the “dark-tropical” California natives The Growlers; and a pioneer of experimental music, Simeon Coxe of Silver Apples. Keep an eye out for our video interviews all week long.

Despite their shady undertones, it’s always summer for the Californian group The Growlers. Their upbeat melodies and dynamic instrumentals infuse a certain sense of youthful charm, hell-bent on making your body move right along to the “good vibrations.” Though their tour transportation of choice is a yellow school bus, this group is most definitely too cool for school.

FOR MORE ON THE GROWLERS, PLEASE VISIT THE BAND’S WEBSITE.