A lot of young Austin bands don’t hang around for too long, and with no new music since their 2103 EP No Years, it might be easy for the casual observer to assume Growl was one of them. You’d be wrong, though. Growl never really went away. In fact, these cacophonous indie rockers, fronted by vocalist Santiago Dietche, have been hard at work on their debut full-length, Won’t You (released April 7th). Subject matter-wise, this is an album from a bunch of (slightly) older musicians dealing with new challenges, but it’s lean, hungry drive makes 2013 sound like yesterday.
– Jeff McCord, KUTX Music Director