Hooper met Zucconi in Manhattan because she enjoyed his music.
Hooper invited Zucconi to an artist residency in Crete, despite having only just met.
On September 13th, 2011, the band released their album "Never Trust a Happy Song".
After taking some time off, and to have a baby, the Los Angeles-based band Grouplove is back on the tour bus with a new album and tour dates that span across the states.
What was the process of making and releasing that album like? He was just there to do what he does best which is like make everything sound lush and beautiful – his guitar tones are unparalleled I think. And it just goes on – it’s a really good indicator for me that people are listening to the album and taking it in and enjoying it and celebrating with us live on stage – it’s like the best feeling having a bunch of new songs and people singing along to the lyrics.I offer to assume my own shades and the rest of the band follows suit, all of us hiply incognito for the entirety of the interview. “Fake mustaches.” As the heartbeat of the band, Rabin hardly lives up to the scores of drum and dumber jokes that rock percussionists have long endured.“It feels like we’re all old school 1960s rockers now,” says Wessen, the dreamy former pro surfer and quintessential Californian, as he slouches a little deeper into his seat. Charismatic and articulate, Rabin, whose father was a famed guitarist in Yes (another Atlantic band), is responsible for producing all the band’s material. A.-based band on track was like trying to keep Lindsay Lohan in rehab.The five-piece band, which came together in a peculiar fashion, pulls together its roots—which lie in New York, San Francisco, L. and now Detroit—to make eclectic, energetic and fun music all while navigating the chaotic waters we call life.Based in Los Angeles, Grouplove has released three albums to date—all of which are homage to their messy, wonderful lives. and go up to moody Seattle which we all love and soak up the scene up there.