Review: The Growlers – Hung at Heart 

National Music Reviews

The Growlers
Hung at Heart 

Everloving Records
Street: 01.22
The Growlers = Not in the Face + Allah-Las + Beach Boys

After multiple release-date delays, The Growlers’ third full-length finally arrived and features some of the group’s strongest material to date. I was infatuated from the opening track “Someday,” a love song where lead singer Brooks Nielsen croons to a lover to “hang on for the ride,” because better days are just around the corner: “When tall boys turn into champagne, when bologna turns into steak,” he sings. The lyrics are salty, but the sentiment is sweet and the theme carries through the rest of the tracks. Hung at Heart is a collection of love songs that only a shit-bag rock n’ roller could appreciate. Production value is as key as consistency here. The band sounds tighter, Nielsen’s vocals pop and the variety is even greater than their earlier albums. I’ve had this 11-track gem on repeat since I got it. Like a caustic lover, The Growlers have a way of sliding into my heart, nestling in and becoming impossible to let go of. –Jeanette D. Moses