We’ve been enamored with Growl ever since they joined us for the 2014 MapJam. Three years later and the raucous garage-pop foursome is ready to release their first full-length album, Won’t You, on April 7th. Thankfully, the new record doesn’t wander far from the Teenage Fanclub, Pavement, Weezer-esque power-pop that defined their early EPs. Like those earlier outings, Growl’s new music displays a seemingly natural instinct for searing guitar hooks and infectious choruses that get you singing along after the first listen. For four dudes just out of college, this commitment to making extremely polished pop music may come as a bit of a surprise, but founding members Santiago Dietche (guitar/vocals) and Kent Hale (drummer) have been serious about playing music together long before the University of Texas introduced them to their Growl bandmates, Jonny and Sam Houdek. Unlike many young groups that struggle to find a cohesive sound, Growl’s North Star has always been late 90s power pop. Hope you are ready for a month of distorted guitars and deliciously cynical lyrics because Growl is the KUTX Artist of the Month.
Thursday, April 6th KUTX Studio 1A After Hours @ 8 p.m. *KUTX Afterhours Sponsored By Odell Brewing*
Saturday, April 8th – Won’t You album release party @ Cheer Up Charlies