Grouplove today shared “Enlighten Me”, the fourth song off their highly anticipated third album Big Mess, due for release on September 9th via Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records. Big Mess is available for preorder now. Fans who preorder the album HERE will receive previously released tracks “Welcome To Your Life”, “Do You Love Someone”, and “Traumatized” as instant grat downloads.
Prior to the release of Big Mess Grouplove will take to the airwaves to perform the album’s lead single “Welcome To Your Life”. Tune in to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS at 11:35pm/10:35pmC on September 6th, and TODAY on NBC at 7:00am on September 7th to catch them perform the song.
Next week Grouplove will kick off 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. The band has already 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.
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.
Grouplove is currently 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. Grouplove recently selected a winner for “Welcome To Your Life,” offering “We picked this video because it is both humorous and insightful while maintaining a wonderful edge and originality.” Watch the winning clip 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. 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