August 25, 2016 – (Los Angeles, CA) – Grouplove today unleashed “Traumatized” onRollingStone.com. “Traumatized” is the third song off their highly anticipated third album Big Mess, due for release on September 9th via Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records. In its premier Rolling Stone praised the band’s “thunderous” new song. Fans who preorder the album HERE will receive the song and previously released tracks “Welcome To Your Life” and “Do You Love Someone” as instant grat downloads.
Grouplove also announced The Big Mess Around NY & LA. To celebrate the release of Big Mess, the band will perform a marathon three shows a day in New York City on September 9th, and Los Angeles on September 14th. To kick things off, Grouplove have revealed two intimate record store performances at Rough Trade NYC in Brooklyn at 7:00pm on September 9th, and Amoeba Music in LA at 6:00pm on September 14th. Fans who purchase the album at the stores will receive guaranteed admission to the show + a limited-edition poster. Stay tuned for more information from The Big Mess Around NY and LA. Grouplove will also be treating fans who are in New York City to the premiere listen of Big Mess on September 8th at 6:00pm at the Sonos Store at 101 Greene Street.
“Traumatized” is preceded by “Do You Love Someone” and lead single, “Welcome To Your Life,” which was the number one most added song at alternative radio for three consecutive weeks. Watch the video for “Welcome To Your Life”, directed by Iouri Philippe Paille, HERE. The band recently performed the song to a packed house on the outdoor stage on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Recorded in Los Angeles and Seattle with producers Captain Cuts (Grouplove’s own Ryan Rabin) and Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses, The Shins), Big Mess features the signature choruses and infectious hooks that first brought the Los Angeles quintet to prominence. No stranger to the worldwide festival circuit, Grouplove has made an album that showcases their richly narrated songs.
To celebrate the release of Big Mess, Grouplove is hosting a fan-generated music video contest through Genero.tv. The band will select its favorite submission for each track on the album and reward $3,000 to each of the 11 winners. Fans can currently submit their music videos for “Welcome To Your Life” and “Do You Love Someone” HERE.
Grouplove was honored by the Recording Industry Association of America earlier this summer when tracks “Colours” and “Ways To Go” were both certified as Gold Digital Singles for exceeding 500,000 units sold. Grouplove was previously honored by the RIAA when their breakout single “Tongue Tied” was certified platinum for exceeding 1,000,000 units sold.
This fall, Grouplove will embark on their Big Mess World Tour. One dollar for every ticket sold will be donated to the organization charity: water to help fund water projects like drilled wells, spring protections, and BioSand filters that help provide clean water to communities around the world. More info can be found here:https://my.charitywater.org/grouplove/tour. Muna and Dilly Dally will support on select U.S. shows. Please see below for Grouplove’s upcoming tour dates:
BIG MESS WORLD TOUR
9/21 – Amsterdam Paradiso – Netherlands
9/22 – Hamburg Reeperbahn Fest – Germany
9/23 – Cologne Luxor – Germany
9/24 – Paris Les Etoiles – France
9/26 – Manchester Academy 3 – United Kingdom
9/27 – London Electric Ballroom – United Kingdom
10/5 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl*+
10/6 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater*+
10/7 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium*+
10/10 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom*+
10/13 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre*+
10/14 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile Café*
10/17 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex – Grand Room*+
10/18 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre*+
10/21 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre+
10/22 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue*+
10/23 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater*+
10/25 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre*+
10/27 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!*
10/29 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre*+
10/30 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall*
10/31 – Montréal, QC – Corona Theatre*
11/1 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore*+
11/3 – Boston, MA – House of Blues*+
11/5 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom+
11/9 – Washington, DC – Echostage*+
11/10 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva*+
11/12 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom*+
11/13 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues*+
11/15 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues*+
11/16 – Houston, TX – House of Blues*+
11/18 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater*+
+with Dilly Dally
BIG MESS TRACKLISTING
1. Welcome To Your Life
2. Do You Love Someone
3. Standing in The Sun
4. Enlighten Me
5. Good Morning
9. Heart Of Mine
10. Don’t Stop Making It Happen
Grouplove first came together in 2009 and were quickly hailed for their standout live performances, both as headliners and at such international festivals as Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Reading + Leeds Festivals, and Glastonbury. A year after releasing a self-titled EP in 2010, the band returned with their debut full length “NEVER TRUST A HAPPY SONG” featuring a trio of breakout singles – “Colours,” “Itchin’ On A Photograph,” and the RIAA-certified platinum hit “Tongue Tied” which spent 3 consecutive weeks at #1 on the Alternative radio chart. The quintet’s second full length album – 2013’s “SPREADING RUMOURS” – was met with a raft of acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times, NYLON, and National Public Radio who called it “ludicrously easy to love.” As with all of Grouplove’s recorded material, the collection was produced by the band’s own Ryan Rabin, and was highlighted by singles “Ways To Go” and “Shark Attack.” In 2014, Grouplove contributed the original song “Let Me In” to “The Fault in Our Stars – Music From the Motion Picture,” the musical companion to the blockbuster film based on The New York Times bestseller. That same year, the band was tapped to create the theme song to the Netflix Original Series “BoJack Horseman.” Last year, vocalist/keyboardist Hannah Hooper collaborated with Volcom for a Lady Grouplove capsule collection of clothing inspired by her personal style and artwork.
Grouplove is: Christian Zucconi (vocals, guitar), Hannah Hooper (vocals, keys), Andrew Wessen (guitar, vocals), Ryan Rabin (drums), and Daniel Gleason (bass).
feature photo: James Marcus Haney