The Growlers Release 'Problems III' New Music Video
"Problems III" is a video about a mantis who visits a remote love hotel occupied by a motley cast of creatures. As she traverses the hallway, curiously peering into each room, she gets an intimate glimpse into each inhabitants' nightlife.
The video was directed by Casual Acquaintances album art designers, Aleia Murawski and Sam Copeland, who used the miniature rooms from the album package as a jumping off point for the video. "We loved the idea of making a hotel called 'Problems III,' populated by a lot of unique guests, said Murawksi. "Working with The Growlers has been one of the most special opportunities for us because they embrace all of our weird ideas."
The "Problems III" video stars the following little creatures: Herb the scorpion, Froggo the frog, Noodle the snail, Ozzy and Harriot the cockroaches, Millipete and Pete the millipedes and Barbara and Deborah the Mantises.
About Casual Acquaintances
Self-produced by core members Brooks Nielsen and Matt Taylor, the album Casual Acquaintances brings back the grit and DIY majesty of vintage Growlers. With its overdriven synths and tender, twisted lyrics, the lead single "Problems III" bridges the gap between "Beach Goth" in its purest form and the dance floor punch that made City Club so compelling. Consisting of demos, works-in-progress and other unfinished business from the band's City Club sessions - and featuring cover art by internet phenoms Aleia Murawski and Sam Copeland - Casual Acquaintances defies expectation, delivering a fully-formed vision that stands alongside the band's finest, fuzziest work.
About The Growlers
From their first LP Are You In or Out? (2009) to Casual Acquaintances (2018), The Growlers have forged their own twisted path on the global music scene. They're the party band that grew into a traveling circus that spawned their own hit event, Beach Goth. Lead singer Brooks Nielsen draws a particular devotion among Growlers fans, as does chief cohort Matt Taylor, The Growlers' music director and lead guitarist. Their most recent LP was 2016's City Club, produced by Julian Casablancas, which saw them expand their palette to include West African, dance, and electronic influences.
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