Spreading Rumours

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
One of the best neo-post-punk bands to emerge from the indie rock landscape in the wake of MGMT's success, Los Angeles' Grouplove brought catchy, buoyant melodicism to their 2011 debut, Never Trust a Happy Song. The band's sophomore follow-up, 2013's Spreading Rumours, is an equally kaleidoscopic if more focused album that retains all of the touchstones that made their previous release so engaging. We still get the dual lead vocals of guitarist Christian Zucconi and keyboardist Hannah Hooper, as well as the infectious percussive rhythms via drummer Ryan Rabin, guitarist Andrew Wessen, and bassist Sean Gadd. Produced by Rabin (the son of Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin), ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
One of the best neo-post-punk bands to emerge from the indie rock landscape in the wake of MGMT's success, Los Angeles' Grouplove brought catchy, buoyant melodicism to their 2011 debut, Never Trust a Happy Song. The band's sophomore follow-up, 2013's Spreading Rumours, is an equally kaleidoscopic if more focused album that retains all of the touchstones that made their previous release so engaging. We still get the dual lead vocals of guitarist Christian Zucconi and keyboardist Hannah Hooper, as well as the infectious percussive rhythms via drummer Ryan Rabin, guitarist Andrew Wessen, and bassist Sean Gadd. Produced by Rabin (the son of Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin), Spreading Rumours features a set of supremely catchy songs that walk the line between the Flaming Lips' bubbly psych rock and Smashing Pumpkins' '90s alt crunch. However, where Smashing Pumpkins built their sound around yearning, often darkly emotional lyrics, Grouplove make joyful, positive-minded rock. These guys are permagrin fruitboots who play with such frenetic optimism you can hear the smiles in their voices. As they sing on "Hippy Hill," "I'd rather be the dying than the rising sun/I'd rather leave my spirit for everyone" and "I'd rather be a hippie than a hipster." When the group's democratic bubblegum pop free-for-all works, as on the anthemically ballsy single "Borderlines & Aliens" and the rambling "What I Know," the results are euphoric, making their joy not just compelling but infectious.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/17/2013
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678684289
  • Catalog Number: 535919
  • Sales rank: 3,876

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm wth You (5:34)
  2. 2 Borderlines & Aliens (3:50)
  3. 3 Schoolboy (3:52)
  4. 4 Ways To Go (3:35)
  5. 5 Shark Attack (3:58)
  6. 6 Sit Still (4:04)
  7. 7 Hippy Hill (2:55)
  8. 8 What I Know (3:54)
  9. 9 Didn't Have To Go (3:44)
  10. 10 Bitin' the Bullet (4:08)
  11. 11 News To Me (3:46)
  12. 12 Raspberry (3:16)
  13. 13 Save the Party (3:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Grouplove Primary Artist
Ryan Rabin Group Member
Christian Zucconi Group Member
Hannah Hooper Group Member
Sean Gadd Group Member
Andrew Wessen Group Member
Technical Credits
Greg Calbi Mastering
Mark Obriski Art Direction
Ryan Rabin Producer, Engineer
Jason Donaghy Engineer
Hannah Hooper Art Direction
Grouplove Composer
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