Oh magicians. Perhaps the most maligned entertainers besides people who wrangle tube balloons into the Chihuahuas for a living. In Grouplove's video for "Shark Attack"—premiering above—an illusionist continues the tradition of being a bit janky by continuously ballsing up his grand reveal. But there's a twist: he's insanely powerful, he just has no clue what he's doing.
Played by Eastbound & Down's John Hawkes (aka Dustin Powers), Grouplove are abercadabera-ed to disappear, but somehow the magician ends up transporting them to foreign stages across the globe. As rad as Grouplove is, we're pretty sure no one's parents would hire them to play their little girl's quinceañera. Nevertheless, the perennially perky quintet deliver their irrepressible power-pop (this time with hard edged beats) looking completely unfazed, with Hannah jumping around like an Energizer bunny in an attempt to win over the most hardened of Ugandan punks. Yeah, it's weird and you should watch it.
Grouplove Tour Dates
03.20 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's*
03.21 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room*
03.23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE*
03.25 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory*
03.26 - New York, NY - Terminal 5*^
03.30 - Washington, DC - 930 Club^#
04.03 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle^#
04.05 - Austin, TX - Stubbs^#
04.07 - Houston, TX - House Of Blues^#
04.23 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee^#
04.24 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre^#
04.28 - Oklahoma City - Diamond Ballroom^#
04.30 - Kansas City, MO - Power & Light District
*Supported by Alex Winston
^Supported by MS MR
# Supported by Smallpools
Grouplove's album, Spreading Rumours, is out now on via Canvasback/Atlantic.