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Tongue Tied (Live) – Grouplove

10 Jul


We have a serious love of Grouplove at the blog and it’s not surprising that they crop up so regularly in summer months. Their album is tailor made for scorching summer days with your mates, cruising across America or chilling on a beach. They speak to teendom (slumber parties, getting high) and the allure of summer (check out their video for ‘Spun’). Here’s a live session of my favourite of their songs, Tongue Tied. It’s perfect and amazing to see just how much fun they’re having:

Spun – Grouplove

29 May


This sunshine is almost unbearable – and not in a ‘I hate when the weather is happy’ grouchy way – because I’m stuck inside revising German nationalism and Virgil when I want to be outside lying in the sun/eating ice-cream. It’s cool, in a month’s time that’s what I’ll be doing. Until then I can only live vicariously through others. Step one: Grouplove’s Spun.

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19 May



Another week beat! Take that, school work! It’s been fairly exhausting but I’ve been on a high (legal) for the last two days because of how damn cheery Glee was! It’s funny growing up with a pop culture phenom where the kids in it are the same age (fictionally) as yourself. They’re graduating next week and so am I! Crazy. They covered Grouplove’s (Group Love, GroupLove, GROUPLOVE?) Tongue Tied which is a fantastic song. Michael covered the band’s Colours yonks ago. The cover (and accompanying scene) was perfect and it’s the perfect perfect song to get you through work/parties this weekend. I’m firmly ensconced in the former’s camp. Original below. Glee after the jump.

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Colours – Grouplove

18 Feb


This is just so quintessentially the music I like it’s not even funny. Compared with that brilliant dream-pop a couple of days ago, this is much more of the sound I am used to loving. Grouplove are a five piece band from LA and are just the epitome of  “indie” guitar music. On their clothes it says, “Never trust a happy song,” and today’s track (unsurprisingly) is not too chirpy.

Searing male vocals and light female backing give this band a sweet sound and, in their case, I have no doubt that it will be a popular one. Grouplove’s first self-titled EP came out last month and all of it is awesome but lead track, Colours, really grabbed me. The vocals are Killers-esque and the toe tapping drum beat make it a classic alternate rock track.

However it’s the lyrics and the video which make this song just a little bit special. They’re really dark!

“He shot himself, self
There’s blood on the wall
‘Cause he couldn’t face the truth”

And then the video is of the lead singer hanging himself while his band mates watch. Oh and they’re all dressed up in native Indian uniform. So I guess it’s weird as well.. But don’t worry, this a great song and the video is actually a pretty cool contrast with the bouncier sound. So watch out for Grouplove and just try not to hate them too much for being this artsy!