Over the years, Growing has become one of our favorite bands for many reasons: cool hair, slick outfits, hot dancing, ability to put us into weed coma during which we dream about surfing on an endless wave with dolphins jumping out of it to refill our beer mugs from their blowholes. They are men of many talents. And at a recent NYC show with Fuck Buttons, they added a noticeable low-end and IUD member, Sadie Laska, to their regular transcendentalism. It was definitely a change, but we’re still deciding how we feel about it. “Hormone,” the first song off their upcoming album Pumps (April 6, 2010, Vice) is reassuring, less drastic in its rebirth but different enough to keep us guessing.
Download: Growing, “Hormone”