local artist to: los angeles california
riyl: the vaccines, modest mouse, yuck
etc: check them out at sxsw 2011! they are playing at the floating fest day party on 3/17 (presented by flying dog brewery and i guess i’m floating ) …which is where i plan to be camped out.
hannah hooper met christian zucconi late one evening on the lower east side of manhattan. they had both been living in new york for years and had never crossed paths before. but from that night forward the two could hardly be pulled apart. soon after their connection hooper was invited to an art residency in greece on the island of crete and hooper insists “without any hesitation” she invited zucconi to join her on this journey. “seriously, we had only known one another for a few days but are both so inspired and alive when we are together that going to greece seemed like a magical and natural thing to do” recalls zucconi.
on crete, in a small remote mountain village, hooper and zucconi met the members of their future band “grouplove” a year before it was officially formed. sean gadd, a natural songwriter and guitar player, born and bred in london instantly bonded with the two eccentric new yorkers. their relationship became apparent through the music they were making day in and day out. andrew wessen, a pro surfer and musician from los angeles and his childhood friend ryan rabin, an accomplished drummer and producer, were also at the residency and quickly joined in with the musical trio. these five musicians make up the members of what we now know as grouplove. (source)
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