If you do a Google search for Grouplove, you may get a few hits that aren’t necessarily what you’re looking for (or it may be right up your three-laned alley; I don’t know you), but at least a few should take you to information about the L.A.-based Indie Rock/Electro Pop quintet, whose last album, 2013’s Spreading Rumors, was described by NPR as “ludicrously easy to love.” High praise from a highbrow source.
The band’s 2011 debut album, Never Trust a Happy Song, hit the Top 5 of Billboard’s Heatseekers chart, propelled by a trio of stellar singles, “Colours,” “Tongue Tied” and “Itchin’ on a Photograph.” Of the three, “Tongue Tied” was the biggest, with sales in excess of a million, which resulted in RIAA platinum certification and a three-week run at No. 1 on the Alternative airplay chart.
Grouplove plays with Portugal. The Man 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. $43.50. Horseshoe Casino, 1000 Broadway, Downtown/Pendleton, horseshoecincinnati.com