Grooms Announce New LP + Share Single
Western Vinyl is elated to announce their latest signing. On September 3, 2013 Brooklyn-based saltwarts, Grooms, will release their latest LP, Infinity Caller. Harking back to the peak of boisterous guitar-driven indie rock in its heyday, the eleven-song record features finely tuned layered guitars and perhaps Grooms at their best to date. To celebrate the release, they are making the first single “I Think We’re Alone Now” available for free download.
Travis Johnson’s OCD (a religion-centric form of OCD called Scrupulosity) has guided all of his adult life’s pursuits, from inspiring his initial interest in music to his current day job making guitar pedals at Brooklyn’s Death By Audio. After releasing two albums on a prestigious indie label, the band still hadn’t gained enough traction to support themselves with their music and they were understandably ready to call it quits. However, in 2011, impressed with their albums and live shows, author Michael Azerrad invited Grooms to perform at his Our Band Could Be Your Life show alongside St. Vincent, Ted Leo, Wye Oak, Dan Deacon, and WV alumni Dirty Projectors. It was a huge opportunity for the band, and the catalyst for what would become their new album, Infinity Caller.
01. Lion Name
02. I Think We’re Alone Now
03. Sleep Detective
04. Iskra Goodbye
06. Susie Jo
08. Very Very Librarian
09. Sometimes Sometimes
10. Something I Learned Today
11. Infinity Caller
07/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
08/31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Death by Audio (Album Release Party)
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