The Growlers had a hell of a 2014. Their latest album, Chinese Fountain, won tons of critical praise from nearly everyone (including us), and with good reason: the album is a perfect distillation of the band’s patented “beach-goth” sound. The band take elements of surf-rock, post-punk, and Bakersfield country-rock into something wholly original. The best thing about the album, though, is that it doesn’t seem like the culmination of anything; The Growlers still have a lot more to offer in the future. Live, the band are as powerful and energetic as any young rock band, and folks in Wisconsin will find out what we mean when The Growlers come to the High Noon Saloon in Madison. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.