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WATCH: The Growlers And Their ‘Gay Thoughts’ (FILTER Premiere)

By Staff on May 9, 2011

 

WATCH: The Growlers And Their ‘Gay Thoughts’ (FILTER Premiere)

California dwelling surf/indie-pop group, The Growlers, have created quite the video for their tune, "Gay Thoughts."

Originally titled "Bad Thoughts," the song was supposed to be about bad temptations while out on tour. After deciding to change the name to "Gay Thoughts," the song turned into a story about a man who writes a letter to his lover about his strange feelings, just to find out that she is a lesbian.

The Jack Coleman directed video was based around Mexican culture and the underworld of Latino transsexuals. Plus there is a spiritual crow. Very important.
The video came to be after using 15 rolls of super8 film and a good solid month to shoot and edit scenes, shot in Los Angeles at what turned out to be a birthday party for one of the performers. They even allowed the filmer to film in the dressing room. Scenes were also shot in Northern Baja, Mexico.

Enjoy the video for "Gay Thoughts" below and pick up the Gay Thoughts & Feelin Good 7" Right Here.

Look below for The Growlers' tour dates

Tour Dates:

May
09 - The Space - Hamden, CT
10 - Mercury Lounge - NYC, NY
11 - Maxwell’s - Hoboken, NJ
13 - Nelsonville Music Festival - Nelsonville, OH
14 - The Crooked I - Erie, PA
15 - Parts & Labor - Toronto, ON
17 - Soundlab - Buffalo, NY
18 - Garfield Artworks - Pittsburgh, PA
19 - Rhumba Café - Columbus, OH
20 - Northside Tavern - Cincinnati, OH
21 - The End - Nashville, TN
22 - JJ Bohemia's - Chattanooga, TN
24 - Cosmic Charlie's - Lexington, KY
25 - Rock House - St. Louis, MO
26 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
27 - Museum of Contemporary Art - Detroit, MI w/Rodriguez
29 - The Frequency - Madison, WI
30 - 7th St Entry - Minneapolis, MN
31 - Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA

June
01 - Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS
02 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO w/White Denim
04 - Indie West Fest at Ventura County Fair Grounds - Ventura, CA
28 - SLO Bewing Company - San Luis Obispo, CA
29 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA w/Dr Dog 6/30 - Fulton 55 - Fresno, CA

July
01 - The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
02 - Dillon's Roadhouse - Palm Springs, CA

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