Today EMPT welcomes a new contributer from LA named Joel. The fellow music junkie is going to keep the EMPT crowed hip to the LA music scene and grace us with his musical taste which I might add is very EMPT, enjoy…
Since their solid debut EP release last summer, the LA based band, Grouplove, has surged onto the LA indie scene with vigor to claim it’s stake. Their opening track “Colours” should satisfy your indie fix with energetic vocals that inspire sing-a-longs and foot stomping even during your first helping. Their message is quick to shed off a vibe of fateful purpose and coming to terms with finding beauty in the unknown of aspects of life:
“So I am a man, man, man, man
Up, up in the air
And I float around, ’round, ’round this downtown
And know I shouldn’t care.
So when you see us there out in the open road
You don’t need to explain
If everything’s changed
Just know that you don’t know.
We call it… Life
Oh yeah, that’s what we call it.
We can’t call it at all.
We call it… Life”
Reminiscent of the no longer band, The Format, Grouplove is quick to shed off a sound that should resonate in many indie playlists for 2011 and thereafter once their first album drops. This band has established themselves on the west coast already and is ready to share their love on tour this spring to the rest of the world with another LA based band with Foster the People. Expect them to blow up after their gig at SXSW.