Tag Archives: Tongue Tied

Blogaroo: The Roo Experience

14 Jul

I know we’re about a month out from Bonnaroo, but I’ve been so busy with all the transitions in my life that this is the first chance I’ve found to update everyone about the amazing time I had there.

I’ll get to all of my life changes in a later post, but this one is dedicated to Bonnaroo 2012 and the bands that made the journey from Miami, Florida to Manchester, Tennessee worth the 14-hour drive.

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Blogaroo: Day 7: GROUPLOVE

30 May

GROUPLOVE hit the music scene in 2010 with an independent EP. The following year they recorded their official debut album, Never Trust a Happy Song, which drummer Ryan Rabin produced.

The group formed out of a friendship between the band’s five members, with Christian Zucconi on vocals and guitar, Hannah Hooper on vocals and keyboard, Andrew Wessen on vocals and guitar, Sean Gadd on vocals and bass, and Rabin on drums and “stuff.”

In 2008 Hooper met Zucconi at a show he was performing in New York and invited him to an artist commune in Crete. Rabin and Wessen grew up together and were visiting the commune with Gadd at the same time. While they entered into a quick friendship, they did not form a band until the following year.

In 2011 their song Colours was ranked number 12 on USA Today‘s alternative chart and their song Tongue Tied was featured in an Apple iPod touch commercial.

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