Grouplove have just announced the release of their highly anticipated third studio album. Big Mess is set for release on September 9th, with the first single from the album, ‘Welcome To Your Life’, out on July 15th.

Recorded in Los Angeles and Seattle – with producers Captain Cuts (Grouplove’s own Ryan Rabin) and Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses, The Shins) – Big Mess features the signature anthemic choruses and infectious hooks that first brought the Los Angeles quintet to prominence through hits like ‘Tongue Tied’, ‘Colours’, and ‘Ways To Go’.

“We made this album at an important crossroads in our lives, and it was a dream come true to be able to work with Phil Ek up in Seattle and with Ryan down in LA. We’re extremely excited for the world to hear it!” said singer/guitarist, Christian Zucconi, of the new album, which brilliantly showcases their richly narrated songs with elaborate production.

Grouplove – Christian Zucconi (vocals, guitar), Hannah Hooper (vocals, keys), Andrew Wessen (guitar, vocals), Ryan Rabin (drums), and Daniel Gleason (bass) – first came together in 2009, releasing a self-titled EP in 2010, after storming the live music network to critical acclaim as both as headliners and festivals, such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, Reading + Leeds, and Glastonbury. 2011 saw the release of their debut album, Never Trust A Happy Song, featuring a trio of breakout singles – ‘Colours’, ‘Itchin’ On A Photograph’ and the platinum selling ‘Tongue Tied’.

Second album, Spreading Rumours, was launched in 2013 and again produced by the band’s own Ryan Rabin – as with all of Grouplove’s recorded material – featuring singles ‘Ways To Go’ and ‘Shark Attack’. Since then the band have contributed original music to soundtracks – ‘Let Me In’ for 2014’s The Fault in Our Stars – Music From the Motion Picture, and the theme song to the Netflix Original Series BoJack Horseman.

Last year, also saw vocalist/keyboardist Hannah Hooper collaborate with Volcom for a Lady Grouplove capsule collection of clothing inspired by her personal style and artwork.

The band hit the road this August for their Big Mess World Tour, with one dollar for every ticket sold being donated to charity: water to help fund water projects like drilled wells, spring protections, and BioSand filters that help provide clean water to communities around the world. MUNA and Dilly Dally will support on select U.S. shows. More info can be found HERE.

Big Mess is out on September 9th, and ‘Welcome To Your Life’, on July 15th.

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Big Mess World Tour Dates:

August
10 – Honolulu, HI – The Republik
16 – Sydney Oxford Art Factory – Australia
18 – Melbourne Corner Hotel – Australia

September
21 – Amsterdam Paradiso – Netherlands
22 – Hamburg Reeperbahn Fest – Germany
23 – Cologne Luxor – Germany
24 – Paris Les Etoiles – France
26 – Manchester Academy 3 – United Kingdom
27 – London Electric Ballroom – United Kingdom

October
05 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
06 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
07 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
10 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
13 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
14 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile Café
17 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex – Grand Room
18 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
21 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre
22 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
23 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater
25 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
27 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
29 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
30 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
31 – Montréal, QC – Corona Theatre

November
01 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
03 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
05 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
09 – Washington, DC – Echostage
10 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
12 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
13 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
15 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
16 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
18 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

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