Tagged: indie rock

Grouplove releases a Little Mess for Record Store Day

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Grouplove, best known for their songs “Ways to Go,” “Tongue Tied,” and the end credit song for BoJack Horseman on Netflix, is releasing Little Mess (10″ vinyl) to celebrate Record Store Day this Saturday. The group performs alternative music with a vibrant energy, and recently released a new full-length album entitled Big Mess last September (including an exclusive color splash vinyl to match their upbeat, happy tunes), and are currently on the Big Mess Tour, including appearances at both this year’s Coachella festival and Lollapalooza in Chicago.

Big Mess primarily features Hannah Hooper and Christian Zucconi on vocals, who’s light voices bring a bit a folk style feel to the music. On this album, however, we get a small taste of Andrew Wessen, the band’s bass player, singing on the track, “Cannonball”. Wessen, who seems shy towards singing as a lead, brings a heaviness that matches the beat of the song, making it quite catchy. “Welcome to Your Life” and “Good Morning” (personal favorite) are more similar to their earlier albums in the sense that they bring Grouplove’s familiar alternative sound and impressively clever lyrics. Big Mess even gives us a glimpse into a softer, almost sad side of the band with “Enlighten Me.” The lyrics of calling it quits has this heartbreak feel. It’s full of gorgeous acoustics, with a hint of deep beats, making the song heavyhearted.

Since the release of Big Mess, the band has also put music on Spotify, entitled Grouplove. This shorter album has a more uplifted beat similar to their earlier days. The energy in Hooper’s voice on this album makes a true fan excited to find out what this band does next.

Big Mess 2017 Tour Dates
Apr 23 Coachella Indio, CA
May 05 Beale Street Music Festival Memphis, TN
May 27 97X BBQ at Vinoy Park St Petersburg, FL
May 28 Undertow 2017 Pompano Beach, FL
May 29 Rock On The River Jacksonville, FL
Jun 02 Riverfest Little Rock, AR
Jun 03 Free Press Summer Festival Houston, TX
Aug 02 Red Rocks Ampihtheatre Morrison, CO
Aug 03 Red Rocks Morrison, CO
Aug 06 Lollapalooza Chicago, IL
Aug 26 Reading Festival Reading, United Kingdom
Aug 27 Leeds Festival Leeds, United Kingdom

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dirty projectors – keep your name (video)

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dirty projectors released their first new track and accompanying music video since 2012. it’s unclear as to whether it’s the full band or a lone effort by frontman dave longstreth. in any case, it’s no mystery that it’s a heart-wrenching ballad with plenty of glitchy details worth investigating