Today, Los Angeles new wave indie-rock band The Growlers released their new album, Natural Affair, via their own Beach Goth Records. Natural Affair features lyrics centered around social commentary, rhymes, and ruminations on the pleasures and perils of modern love.

Led by singer Brooks Nielsen and music director/guitarist Matt Taylor, The Growlers self-produced the new record with a backing band comprised of longtime Growlers touring members Brad Bowers on bass and Richard Gowen on drums as well as Circles Around The Sun‘s Adam MacDougall (keys, synth) and Dan Horne (bass).

“We have a new respect for professional players,” says Nielsen in a press release. “At first we always wanted to have homegrown and kinda shitty players, but now we see how the pros can take the songs to a new place.”

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It’s that sentiment that defines The Growlers’ current point of view: evolve the sound, embrace the unknown, and reward listeners with new tones, rhythms, and turns of phrase on every play. Collectively Nielsen, Taylor, and company infuse the material with a sense of history, delivering a mature, thoughtful release.

Listen to The Growler’s new album Natural Affair on Spotify below:

The Growlers – Natural Affair – Full Album

The band has previously announced a spring tour in support of the new album. The U.S. leg of the 2020 spring tour begins with a performance at San Diego, CA’s Soma on March 6th and ends with a show at San Francisco’s The Warfield on March 21st. The tour will also see the band makes stops at Phoenix, AZ’s M3F (3/7); El Paso, TX’s Lowbrow Palace (3/8); Santa Fe, NM’s Meow Wolf (3/9); Boulder, CO’s Boulder Theater (3/11 & 3/12); Salt Lake City, UT’s The Depot (3/13); Reno, NV’s Cargo (3/14); San Luis Obispo, CA’s Fremont Theater (3/16); Ventura, CA’s Ventura Theatre (3/18); and Santa Cruz, CA’s The Catalyst (3/19 & 3/20).

Tickets for The Growlers’ 2020 Natural Affair spring tour are now on sale here.

For a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, ticketing, and more information, head to The Growlers’ website.

The Growler’s Upcoming Tour Dates

1/4 Kingscliff Beach Hotel, Kingscliff NSW
1/5 CBD Live Southport, Gold Coast QLD
1/6 The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD
1/8 Sawtell RSL, Sawtell NSW
1/9 Watt St, Newcastle NSW
1/10 Wollongong Uni, Wollongong NSW
1/11 Park House, Mona Vale NSW
1/12 Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW
1/14 Westernport Hotel, San Remo VIC
1/15 Pier Bandroom, Frankston VIC
1/16 The Croxton, Melbourne VIC
1/17 Torquay Hotel, Torquay VIC
1/19 Powerstation, Auckland, NZ

2/05 Hamburg, DE @ Große Freiheit 36
2/06 Dresden, DE @ Reithalle
2/07 Berlin, DE @ Astra
2/08 Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
2/10 Munich, DE @ Muffathalle
2/11 Zurich, CH @ Kraufleuten
2/12 Milan, IT @ Magnolia
2/13 Lausanne, CH @ Les Docks
2/15 Frankfurt, DE @ Gisbon
2/17 Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
2/18 Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg
2/19 Lille, FR @ Aeronef
2/21 London, UK @ Roundhouse
2/22 Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
2/23 Glasgow, UK @ SWG3
2/25 Dublin, IE @ Button Factory

3/6 Soma, San Diego, CA
3/7 M3F, Phoenix, AZ
3/8 Lowbrow Palace, El Paso, TX
3/9 Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, NM
3/11 Boulder Theatre, Boulder, CO
3/12 Boulder Theatre, Boulder, CO
3/13 The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
3/14 Cargo, Reno, NV
3/16 Fremont Theater, San Luis Obispo, CA
3/18 Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA
3/19 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
3/20 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
3/21 The Warfield, San Francisco, CA

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