THE GROWLERS - CHINESE FOUNTAIN LP
The music of The Growlers is unmistakable. Sure, you can hone in on some influences baked into the work of this California-bred band. Heck, even they'd cop to a few, like Ricky Nelson and The Clash. But once those same RIYL tags have been filtered through the minds and hands and voices of this five-piece, there's simply nothing else like it. This is especially true of Chinese Fountain, The Growlers' fifth full-length set. The 11 songs found on it are some of the strongest that they've committed to tape yet; a byproduct of eight years in the trenches together finely honing their gypsy folk dirges and psychedelic sea shanties to fans around the world.