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Alternatif et Indé - Released September 13, 2011 | Canvasback - ATL

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Alternatif et Indé - Released March 13, 2020 | Canvasback

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American indie rock band Grouplove present their fourth studio album, Healer, follow-up to 2016's Big Mess. This record sees the band return to their indie roots with a collection of upbeat, infectious tracks that manage to address societal problems, all in an effort to heal. The album features the lead single "Deleter." © Liam Martin /TiVo
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Alternatif et Indé - Released September 2, 2011 | Canvasback - ATL

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Alternatif et Indé - Released September 17, 2013 | Canvasback - ATL

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Alternatif et Indé - Released August 17, 2017 | Canvasback - ATL

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On their buoyant, third full-length album, 2016's Big Mess, Los Angeles' Grouplove continue their transformation from a kinetic, hippie-dance pop outfit into a mature, if still playful, radio-ready act. The album follows the group's equally inspired 2013 effort Spreading Rumors, and showcases the talents of lead vocalist/guitarist Christian Zucconi, lead vocalist/keyboardist Hannah Hooper, drummer Ryan Rabin, guitarist Andrew Wessen, and bassist Daniel Gleason, who replaced Sean Gadd in 2014. Once again, Rabin (son of Yes' Trevor Rabin) takes the production helm. However, in the spirit of transformation, the group also brought on seasoned pro Phil Ek (Band of Horses, the Shins, Built to Spill), who produced a handful of tracks. The result is that while Big Mess retains all of the band's exuberant, over-the-top pop fun, it's a finely honed insanity that balances the indie sensibilities of MGMT with the kooky pop lyricism of Barenaked Ladies. Also adding to the album's emotional impact is the band's newfound maturity in light of several years of hard touring away from home and the birth of Zucconi and Hooper's first child. The couple's vocal symmetry has always been a huge part of what makes Grouplove's sound so engaging, and their growth, both personally and creatively, is evident throughout Big Mess. It's a theme they tackle straight-away on the soaring lead-off track "Welcome to Your Life," singing, "Been wondering, I take a chance/That chance is circumstance/'Cause nothing ever comes without a change." Elsewhere, cuts like the bombastic "Do You Love Someone," "Standing in the Sun," and the pulsing, electronic dance music-infused "Good Morning," find the band staking out the improbable, and improbably likeable, middle ground between Katy Perry and the Pixies. Similarly, tracks like the yearning "Heart of Mine" and romantic "Enlighten Me" bring to mind an engaging mix of the Flaming Lips and Fun.. Which isn't to say that Grouplove don't sound like themselves here. On the contrary, they've simply reached the place where they are able to channel their influences through their own voice and their own experiences. Ultimately, by celebrating those life experiences on Big Mess, Grouplove have crafted an ecstatic, joyful album. © Matt Collar /TiVo
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Alternatif et Indé - Released May 5, 2017 | Canvasback - ATL

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Alternatif et Indé - Released March 9, 2020 | Canvasback - ATL

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Alternatif et Indé - Released January 8, 2020 | Canvasback - ATL

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Alternatif et Indé - Released August 17, 2017 | Canvasback - ATL

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Alternatif et Indé - Released September 9, 2016 | Canvasback - ATL

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On their buoyant, third full-length album, 2016's Big Mess, Los Angeles' Grouplove continue their transformation from a kinetic, hippie-dance pop outfit into a mature, if still playful, radio-ready act. The album follows the group's equally inspired 2013 effort Spreading Rumors, and showcases the talents of lead vocalist/guitarist Christian Zucconi, lead vocalist/keyboardist Hannah Hooper, drummer Ryan Rabin, guitarist Andrew Wessen, and bassist Daniel Gleason, who replaced Sean Gadd in 2014. Once again, Rabin (son of Yes' Trevor Rabin) takes the production helm. However, in the spirit of transformation, the group also brought on seasoned pro Phil Ek (Band of Horses, the Shins, Built to Spill), who produced a handful of tracks. The result is that while Big Mess retains all of the band's exuberant, over-the-top pop fun, it's a finely honed insanity that balances the indie sensibilities of MGMT with the kooky pop lyricism of Barenaked Ladies. Also adding to the album's emotional impact is the band's newfound maturity in light of several years of hard touring away from home and the birth of Zucconi and Hooper's first child. The couple's vocal symmetry has always been a huge part of what makes Grouplove's sound so engaging, and their growth, both personally and creatively, is evident throughout Big Mess. It's a theme they tackle straight-away on the soaring lead-off track "Welcome to Your Life," singing, "Been wondering, I take a chance/That chance is circumstance/'Cause nothing ever comes without a change." Elsewhere, cuts like the bombastic "Do You Love Someone," "Standing in the Sun," and the pulsing, electronic dance music-infused "Good Morning," find the band staking out the improbable, and improbably likeable, middle ground between Katy Perry and the Pixies. Similarly, tracks like the yearning "Heart of Mine" and romantic "Enlighten Me" bring to mind an engaging mix of the Flaming Lips and Fun.. Which isn't to say that Grouplove don't sound like themselves here. On the contrary, they've simply reached the place where they are able to channel their influences through their own voice and their own experiences. Ultimately, by celebrating those life experiences on Big Mess, Grouplove have crafted an ecstatic, joyful album. © Matt Collar /TiVo
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Alternatif et Indé - Released January 25, 2011 | Canvasback - ATL

On this self-titled six-song EP, Los Angeles' Grouplove continue to create an idiosyncratic neo-folk/rock sound in the mold of Arcade Fire and the Decemberists. The group is more about musical ideas than musical execution. The playing by the quintet is both spirited and ramshackle, with arrangements full of interesting juxtapositions of instruments and vocals, some of which clash with each other or crash in without warning. For example, "Naked Kids," with its celebration of seashore life (it's more fun to skinny-dip in the ocean than stay home and watch Oprah), pays obvious tribute to the Beach Boys and their musical sophistication, yet the actual performance is closer to the enjoyably falling-apart style of the Replacements. That can be fun, but probably Grouplove will be even more effective after they tighten up and begin to be able to realize their musical ambitions with chops to match. © William Ruhlmann /TiVo
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Alternatif et Indé - Released September 17, 2013 | Canvasback - ATL

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Alternatif et Indé - Released March 31, 2017 | Canvasback - ATL

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Alternatif et Indé - Released September 17, 2013 | Canvasback - ATL

Alternatif et Indé - Released July 15, 2016 | Canvasback - ATL

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Alternatif et Indé - Released March 25, 2014 | Canvasback - ATL

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Alternatif et Indé - Released March 4, 2014 | Canvasback - ATL

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Bandes originales de films - Released April 29, 2014 | Atlantic Records

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Alternatif et Indé - Released March 4, 2020 | Canvasback - ATL

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Alternatif et Indé - Released February 7, 2020 | Canvasback - ATL

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