Since we interviewed Austin’s Growl six months ago on our Youtube channel, the band have made some major strides. First they released their EP Gallery, and now the band have premiered a music video for their track “Abbreviations.”
The bonhomous five-piece came to be while the members were attending college. Since then, the band have been putting out solid music, or, as the band like to describe it, “digestible music” that harkens back to the roots of fun indie-pop, carrying catchy rhythms and loads of guitar riffs that make you want to bob your head and sway your arms.
“Ultimately Growl writes songs that are a release of high energy stuff that is a great distraction,” says lead vocalist Santiago. “Abbreviations” being a contagious, feel-good tune, is a prime example of that, and the music video that accompanies it carries that same infectious energy.
Gallery, which was released back in February, has a great deal of influences ranging from Weezer, Vampire Weekend and The Strokes. After taking the live versions of each song and polishing them in the studio, the band say they were happy to go through the process of creating the EP: “recording and writing is really neat, we all contribute individual songs so each one is pretty distinct.”
To followup Gallery, the band are expected to release their first official full-length by the end of the fall, as well as take some time to tour throughout the summer. In the meantime, however, you can watch the new lighthearted video for “Abbreviations” below: