Put simply, Grooms are a noise pop band based in Brooklyn. From shifting lineups and genre experimentation to near-breakups, Travis Johnson's signature pop songwriting has always been at the core of the group. Whatever shape they take, Grooms' songs can be identified by their use of unique guitar tunings, dark lyrics, and impeccable use of space in the music. The band stopped by to play some songs from their latest release, and to chat with Travis about the process behind making it.
Warm Soda. The Blind Shake. Karl Blau. Grouper. Ty Segall Band. Jacco Gardner. Shannon and the Clams. Bjorn Rhode. KXP. These New Puritans. My Bloody Valentine. And more...
Hey Anna is a band with a distinct advantage over most: their core members have been playing music together their whole lives. The Rauch-Sasseen sisters (Anna, Erin, and Katie) hail from New Jersey and swap lead vocals and instruments in the band, which is rounded out with drums and lead guitar from two long-time best friends. The result is a mixture of gentle vocal harmonies, solid pop jams, and alt-rock hooks.