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Growwing Pains share new song “I Always Know” — listen

Detroit punks come into their own with the title track from their upcoming EP

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Detroit punk outfit Growwing Pains’ name isn’t necessarily reflective of their journey. Prior to starting the band, frontman Zack Bratto performed as a drummer. The transition to the guitar seemed effortless for the young songwriter, though, as he quickly attracted the attention of his soon-to-be bandmates. In 2013, they released their debut album, 17 Songs About the Same Girl. Now, Growwing Pains are preparing to release their latest EP, I Always Know, on August 25th via Volar Records. In anticipation, they’ve shared the title track.

“The song is a step in a new direction,” keyboardist Jeff Urcheck tells Consequence Of Sound. “In terms of sound, it’s kind of indicative of us getting more comfortable as a band. Lyrically, it’s more of a cathartic release in line with how we want things to be, rather than sort of a bunch of young punks sticking with what we know.”

Though Growwing Pains are still becoming more comfortable as a band, the track maintains a sense of self-assuredness and cohesion. The song moves briskly at a minute and a half long, with pounding drums and bright keyboard tones. Bratto’s vocals and guitar work both exhibit a devil-may-care attitude, straddling the line between unaffected and fierce. It’s a short burst of energy from a young band finding their own sound.

Listen in below.

Growwing Pains 2015 Tour Dates:
07/22 – Portland, OR @ The Know
07/24 – San Francisco, CA @ The Knockout
07/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
07/26 – San Diego, CA @ Whistle Stop
07/28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Lost Leaf
07/29 – El Paso, TX @ Monarch
07/31 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
08/02 – Nashville, TN @ Betty’s
08/03 – Cincinnati, OH @ TBA
08/04 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups

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