11am | Sunday, December 14th

Post-punk Garage Surf Pop. Stylistically, Growl sounded like early Kinks, but structured with the mind of an older Ray Davies. While the chords are poppy, the tone and manner in which they were played gives way to a more intelligent agent at work. Speaking with guitarist Sam Houdek after a show, he said that the band is immensely democratic, with each member bringing his or her ideas to the table. The comparison to The Kinks took him by surprise, as none of the members “really listens to them.” Each member comes from a completely different way of music, stated Houdek. With such a diverse mixture of ideas, it may come as no surprise that Growl is one of the more wholly enjoyable indie groups in Austin today.