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Spreading Rumours

Grouplove

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Album Review

One of the best neo-post-punk bands to emerge from the indie rock landscape in the wake of MGMT's success, Los Angeles' Grouplove brought catchy, buoyant melodicism to their 2011 debut, Never Trust a Happy Song. The band's sophomore follow-up, 2013's Spreading Rumours, is an equally kaleidoscopic if more focused album that retains all of the touchstones that made their previous release so engaging. We still get the dual lead vocals of guitarist Christian Zucconi and keyboardist Hannah Hooper, as well as the infectious percussive rhythms via drummer Ryan Rabin, guitarist Andrew Wessen, and bassist Sean Gadd. Produced by Rabin (the son of Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin), Spreading Rumours features a set of supremely catchy songs that walk the line between the Flaming Lips' bubbly psych rock and Smashing Pumpkins' '90s alt crunch. However, where Smashing Pumpkins built their sound around yearning, often darkly emotional lyrics, Grouplove make joyful, positive-minded rock. These guys are permagrin fruitboots who play with such frenetic optimism you can hear the smiles in their voices. As they sing on "Hippy Hill," "I'd rather be the dying than the rising sun/I'd rather leave my spirit for everyone" and "I'd rather be a hippie than a hipster." When the group's democratic bubblegum pop free-for-all works, as on the anthemically ballsy single "Borderlines & Aliens" and the rambling "What I Know," the results are euphoric, making their joy not just compelling but infectious.

Customer Reviews

Hmm...

I love Grouplove, but I think this album went a tad bit too Pop sounding. None the less it's still a good album :)

There it went...

Didn't take long to sell out, and I don't mean concert seats. Imagine One Republic, Black Eyed Peas, and a bowl of plain oatmeal (no sugar). That's what the music industry is trying to feed you now.

Terrible

This band has gone down hill so much since their first album. What are they now, a techno band? The music industry is ruining these great bands.

Biography

Formed: Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Standing firmly on the middle ground between the quirky staccato attack of Modest Mouse and the spirited arena-ready roar of Arcade Fire, Los Angeles-based indie rock outfit Grouplove came to fruition in the late 2000s around the talents of Hannah Hooper, Christian Zucconi, Sean Gadd, Ryan Rabin, and Andrew Wessen. New Yorkers Hooper and Zucconi, through sheer kismet, forged a friendship with the latter three members while attending an art residency in Greece on the island of Crete. Before returning...
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Spreading Rumours, Grouplove
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Alternative, Music, Rock, Indie Rock
  • Released: Sep 17, 2013

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