I randomly decided to listen to the album Spreading Rumors while cruising down the highway with the windows down as I soaked up a true-blue gorgeous November fall day here in Dallas. And guess what? Grouplove had me at their song "Ways to Go." Quirky, soulful, and brilliant back and forth between verses and chorus makes this song insta-loved in my book. The band has a truly unique sound that maintains a strong indie-rock feel while having a solid electronic foundation. The song "I'm with You" is absolutely fabulous and if I could Facebook like it, I would. I'm also loving the song "What I Know," which has an awesome dash of rebellious attitude.
You will adore Grouplove if you like: Young the Giant, Naked and Famous, Walk the Moon, Arcade Fire and Florence + the Machine, especially since they toured extensively with the latter. What's not to love about a lineup like that? You will not heart them if: you have terrible taste in music. Ok, that might be a little extreme. But I'm willing to bet you will enjoy this album. It's a great mix, and definitely worth adding to your playlist. If you're a doubter/curious, check it out here: