Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Music 118: Grouplove

Every week I look through libraries of different artists of all different genres to find one I think is fit for a review (no joke). I do admit to doing collections of songs and such on here but being the Mix Tape musician of the week is a BIG deal. All the readers on here have such an eclectic and amazing taste in music it's hard to find an artist that fits everyones needs (it usually doesn't).  To find one artist almost every week that will hopefully please others is hard. This is exactly why I was lucky to find Grouplove (who will soon be touring with Two Door Cinema Club, Florence and the Machine, and The Joy Formidable. The upside to this? Tickets are CHEAP! Some nights it's only $10 dollars at the door, the most expensive I could find were $35. They will be touring from October 18th to November 16th (2010) so this review is just in time.

Grouplove, music echoes a faint reminder of The Shins surprised me one early morning when I found them online. I started listening and by the first song I was hooked. I was surprised to find out they only have an EP of five songs out (on Itunes) and they're aren't signed on any label yet. This came as a sort of bummer to me to know that they might never get the attention they deserve. The bright side to it all though is we get the perks of getting in on them early if they ever do become famous. Maybe I'm being too confident but I'm pretty sure someone will like them on here.

"We never could have dreamt this up" says Zucconi (band member), "but at the same time we're not at all surprised - Grouplove is meant to be. Our story a testament to fate, and our music is something we are ready to share."

Grouplove is: Christian Zucconi, Sean Gadd, Hannah Hooper, Ryan Rabin, and Andrew Wessen.

Grouplove Twitter.  (For band updates and shows.)

Grouplove Myspace. (For band updates, shows, music, how Grouplove met,  etc.)

So what did you think? Did I oversell them or are they as good as I said?


  1. They make me think of Modest Mouse. I think I would like them.

  2. I really like this song. Cool post.

  3. yes!! love grouplove : )
    i'm glad other's know about them. i only found out about them about two months ago from another blogger. they are truly good.

  4. Holy crap, I really love the sound of them! You definitely did not oversell them, cause I am totally downloading some of their music, asap. I'm can't quite place my finger on who they remind me of, but I'm really liking it a lot.