One of the great things I love about Austin Psych Fest is the way the festival is slowly branching out beyond your stereotypical psychedelia into related territory. This is the perfect case for Cali’s The Growlers, who do have some lineage, though I think their recent efforts put them well outside that spectrum. Honestly, this is the highlight for the festival in my opinion; I’ve been jamming to their most recent record Hung at Heart since it came out earlier this year. It has a definite California feel, especially in the bright ringing of the guitars, which is probably how they fit into the festival. Or maybe it’s that organ hanging out on the record.
Regardless, if you’re going to be making it out to the festival this weekend, then this should be one of the acts you check out, and if not, then you should at least fall in love with their record.
The Growlers play Sunday, April 28th at the Levitation Tent at 10:30 PM.
Download: The Growlers – Someday [MP3]