Grouplove’s third studio album, Big Mess, brings this exciting band back to the front stage of indie rock. It is unlike any of their albums in the past because Big Mess is much more eclectic in sound. It plays more into the realm of pop than it does to the realm of alternative music, a change that was happily accepted by the band’s huge fan base. The songs are much more excited and upbeat, expanding upon the group’s extraordinary colorfulness. This album is inspired partly by two new additions to the Grouplove family: a new bassist, and the two lead singers’ newborn daughter. Their music has developed to reflect this new monumental change in their lives. Songs like “Goodmorning” and “Standing in the Sun” highlight their upbeat rhythms and catchy, repetitive lyrics, which in a way differs from their traditional individualism represented in their earlier songs. While tracks like “Traumatized” stay true to their initial sound, this new album marks a new direction for Grouplove. Although this album has redefined their sound, their old and new music alike still has a place in all of our hearts.
I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it
released February 26, 2016
The reintroduces the England-based group’s eclectic sound, which ranges from gospel to late 80s synth-pop. Their self titled first track is a re-imagination of a song off their previous album. Rather than the angst they expressed in their first album, the band now introduces a more clear yet complex sound through this revitalized first track. The following songs, “Love Me” and “UGH!”, are fast tempo and upbeat, setting the stage for that late 80s early 90s synth-pop sound. Elaborate guitar riffs mixed with unique synth rhythms induce a care-free, wholesome feeling. Add in Matty Healy’s enthusiastic, sometimes sarcastic, vocals and the album appears to be a windows-rolled-down-roadtrip compilation. But as the the album progresses, the band introduces more unique pieces like “If I Believe You” which, with its added vocals, induces an evangelical gospel feeling. “Please Be Naked”, a non-lyrical piece that combines a simple piano melody and intense synth, acts as a transition piece to the group’s more emotional music. As the music becomes more intense, so do the lyrics. The 1975 deepen their characters with lines that question love, death, and the uncertainties of life. The song “Somebody Else” represents a deep emotional release, still reliant on simple piano chords and complex synth beats, creating a distinct and new sound that The 1975 beautifully utilizes. The album ends with “She Lays Down”, a track that is very intimate for the listener because it is solely Matty Healy, his guitar, and you. This song contemplates suicide but ultimately resolves with the wonder of life, reflecting the beauty of the melody and harmonizing guitar, ending the album on a dark but hopeful note, leaving the listener in a harmonic melancholy as the last notes ring.
WDCV ALL DAY LONG! This is our prom. This is our birthday. This is the day where we get to celebrate our very existence. Will you celebrate with us? You have so many opportunities to show your support for the little station that could.
We will be on Britton Plaza over lunch (11-1pm)and we have an extra special guest just for the day. Dennis Gotthard is one of our favorite people in Carlisle but most people know him by the name the Mannequin Man. He has an incredible, vast space just outside of town where he has a maze of building FILLED with mannequins, store fixtures, oddities and records. So Many Records. Thousands and thousands of them. And for just one day he will bring it all out for a pop up shop where you can peruse his wares and purchase vinyl, quirky vintage items, mannequins and other surprises. He should be set up on Britton Plaza unless there is poor weather, then he will be in the underground in the HUB.
At 5pm we will be set up downtown for First Friday and the theme is Music so OF COURSE we have to come out! We will be set up in between the Hamilton Restaurant and Warm Springs Salon in the Cumberland County Historical Society parking lot. Come chill with us, dance to lively tunes and celebrate our very special day!
Come visit us in the WDCV Studios or stop by Britton plaza to meet djs, eat snacks, and wax nostalgic about your own time on the air at WDCV. Stop by the studio if you want to get back into the booth and put some tunes out on the air again (or for the first time!). All are welcome!
Saturday September 26th 10am-2pm.
Did you know that there are places other than Philly, DC and Baltimore where you can see live music? It’s true! You can drive between 20-60 minutes and see any of the shows listed below. If you want more recommendations, just message us and we will set you on the path to awesome live music that is near by and affordable.
The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company are 21+ only unless otherwise indicated. ID is required regardless of age.
50 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Recommended- Man Man. You won’t see another show like it. Odd and full of energy.
1916 N. Third Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
All Ages Shows
Millworks – 340 Verbeke Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102