‘Grooms’ Premiere Video + Announce US Tour


Grooms have announced their first national tour in support of their latest LP, Infinity Caller, which is out now on Western Vinyl. For those unfamiliar with the Brooklyn-based guitar-rock stalwarts, you can stream the entire LP right here and watch the newly debuted “Infinity Caller” video right here. See below for those tour dates!

Harking back to the peak of boisterous guitar-driven indie rock in its heyday, the eleven-song record features finely tuned layered guitars. With the departure of drummer Jim Sykes, the band has also expanded its line-up. Joining long-time members Travis Johnson and Emily Abruso, are Steve Levine (who is also a member of comedic/creative team Captain Hippo, and responsible for shooting the “Alone” video) and Jay Heiselmann (of The Immaculates and French Miami).

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.


10/09 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott

10/10 – Princeton, NJ @ Terrace Food Club

10/11 – Baltimore, MD @ Windup Space

10/12 – Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House

10/14 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme

10/15 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

10/16 – Madison, WI @ The Basement

10/17 – Milwaukee, WI @ Borg Ward

10/18 – St. Louis, MO @ Plush

10/19 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

10/20 – Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge

10/21 – Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar

10/22 – Norman, OK @ Opolis

10/23 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk

10/24 – Dallas, TX @ Double Wide

10/25 – New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar

10/26 – Nashville, TN @ Stone Fox

10/28 – Charleston, SC @ Royal American

10/29 – Charlotte, NC @ Strange House

10/30 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter

11/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio

11/13 – State College, PA @ Chronic Town #

11/21 – Washington, DC @ DC9 #

11/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire #

11/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory #

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