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

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


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