Monday, January 3

Next Big Thing For 2011 #3 - Grouplove

Peppy indie-pop that sounds like it's been blessed by a double rainbow crops up merely once in a while, such as with 2007's debut Wombats album or last year's Two Door Cinema Club. Though the Los Angeles-based Grouplove are perhaps lower-maintenance - tossing in halo harmonies on the if-Bon Iver-dug-Madonna 'Naked Kids' - you can't help but emerge with the same yippy-yay-yoe sensation. And if their MySpace background isn't lying, a full-on EP is coming out in February. Traffic on the 101 will never be the same with these on the stereo.