Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New Music: Grooms

We've been enjoying the awesomeness of Grooms' record Rejoicer for almost a year now, and we've been remiss in sharing with you. Well, today that's all changing. The New York based trio are a killer combo that recalls the likes of Pavement, Sonic Youth, and Broken Social Scene, but at the same time manages to create a sound with it's own utterly distinctive tone and swagger.

The band's songs have the unique ability to sound both discordant and highly melodic at the same time. The layered, metallic guitars sit atop a grooving bass and drum line that provide the underpinnings for a sound that is minimalist and atmospheric in one fell swoop. Indeed, they live up to that great-band adage of "not being able to describe who they sound like".

Combine all this with the fact that the band puts on an awesome live show (we first saw them open for The Beets at Cake Shop), and you've got yourself a band that is definitely worth checking out. Yes, there's a lot of new music out there at the moment, but take our advice on this one. Any band that's stuck in our heads for the better part of a year is definitely a bit more than your average bear.

Grooms play at Cake Shop October 22nd