The Growlers new EP Gilded Pleasures is a sweet new little brother to Hung at Heart that is fresh, plump and ready to slap. “We are still confused on what the point of releasing little increments of music at a time is worth. If we had it our way we would be doing a full length album every couple of months,” says Nielsen. And so again with little time and a lot of ideas, The Growlers have put together 9 songs whittled down from 13 in under two weeks. “Writing songs comes easy, our love for creating is never-ending, its the guidelines that create difficulties.” The album titled Gilded Pleasures has an R&B makin’ out on mushrooms feel that accompanies their previous release perfectly.
It was recorded and co-produced at an old pump house in Topanga Canyon by Kyle Mullarkey and The Growlers. Mullarkey has been an influence and big brother to them from the beginning, especially his work with The Grand Elegance and the Abigails. Two bands that had helped prepare Mullarkey for confined corners with the infamous Big Kids Los Growlers.
When asked why the name Gilded Pleasures? “We made simple songs with a little soul for our satisfaction, then we brought them into the studio and covered them with reverb and ribbons of tape for our fans listening pleasure. This record is simple and soulful and reminds me a lot of the early Growlers that a lot of our new fans never got the chance to hear,” said Nielsen.