Tangled Up In Grouplove

Aug 27th, 2011 in Music

We have a newfound love:  Grouplove.  We happened upon the band on a Carson Daly Show repeat.  There we were just minding our own business, checking out Charles Bradley’s touching interview with Carson (Bradley killed with love at Soho last night–more on that soon), and then we scrolled forward and got completely tangled up in Grouplove.  Every line rang true like it was written from Grouplove to us (‘cept that “weed” part).  So far there’s nothing we don’t love about ’em (though the bass player’s look took us aback initially, and the drummer’s tony tank tops are a bit much).  Let’s start with the vitalic vocal tics and lyrical bent of co-leader Christian Zucconi, who vocally has shades of Modest Mouse’s Ian Brock.  Then mix in the Mates of State/Hole vocal fashions and perfect harmonizing of co-leader Hannah Hooper.  This is a duo that was born to sing together.  And they hit it HARD.  Their first album, “Never Trust a Happy Song” (ya hear that, Matt & Kim?), will be released on September 13th, and they open for Two Door Cinema Club at the Wiltern on September 22nd.

Following the videos below go over to Daytrotter and check out their recent session there.

For a visual introduction, check out the interview and performance of Colors on Carson Daly.


Then check out the assault on the Gold Coast, with the Hole-ish harmonies.

And finally check out the hyper-catchy Naked Kids.

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