Itchin’ for success

"Itchin' on a Photograph" by Grouplove

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

Native US indie band Grouplove recently released their new single, “Itchin’ on a Photograph” in August of this year. Reaching number ten on the US Alternative music chart, this band is not a stranger to chart success. Their album Never Trust a Happy Song was released in September 2012, within the same month their single “Tongue Tied” that reached number one on the US Alternative chart. The group of five met at an artist retreat; sharing similar taste in music, they quickly befriended one another. By November 2010, Grouplove was recognized as “One of the Best New Bands of 2012,” by Nylon Magazine. Touring with similar happy, rhythmic bands like Foster the People, Two Door Cinema Club and Young the Giant, the group quickly gained much attention and a larger fan base. The tune, “Itchin’ on a Photograph”, incorporates a steady bass drum heartbeat throughout the song accompanied with raspy vocals by lead singer Christian Zucconi. Zucconi sings the lyrics “I’m giving up on looking back I’m letting go of what I had.” This interprets into reminiscing on distant memories, but quickly realizing that focusing on the present is much more relevant. The band is fairly new to the music industry, but their optimistic alterative/ indie tunes have grasped audiences to their favor. “We grew up around the same time listening to a lot of the same bands and it helps us definitely appreciate each other’s unique sound,” drummer Ryan Rabin told bestnewbands.com. Because the band has recently ended their tour, discussion about more tour dates hasn’t been spoken of yet. With years to come, Grouplove hopes to continue to produce more albums’ and embark on the journey of more tours.