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"Group Sounds"

Although they cull their sounds from a wide spectrum of influences, Group Sounds (composed of former Izzys members) rock on top with '60s pop, and their playful live sets don't skimp on punk flare.

"Group Sounds"

Like its fellow NYC stage gangs Matches FC and the Izzys, Group Sounds digs no-fuss, no-muss songwriting and a no-bullshit presentation. R&B-based pop hooks and a celebration of basic rock & roll rev this short EP up with melody and energy, making up for the no-fi production. Seems to me the Strokes and its self-conscious ilk could learn a thing or two from the likes of Group Sounds - High Bias

"Group Sounds"

Ex-Izzy members get together and grab a couple new guys to form Group Sounds with a sound sliced directly from early ‘60s pop radio. Their garage rock sound is far removed from the current “The” band sound dominating that particular scene—you’re not going to hear The Strokes or The White Stripes doing this. The vocal harmonies are matched perfectly with the catchy choruses and verses that are equal parts memorable and surf rock worthy. A good 4-song EP to get things started, now let’s get a full length out.

"Group Sounds"

Groovin' right into the outer edges of psychobilly twinged alternapunk, GroupSounds glides like a kick ass barbeque down home after about the third or fourth case of beer. They spin out a sure hit with "Goodbye" then reverse gears to throw something sounding like late 60's Stones, or maybe vintage MC5 with "Lets Go". Overall the guitars are dirty, vocal lines clean yet snarling, and the bass section cranking, but void of the subsonic immensification overkilling alot of today's overprocessed twadle. I smell the incense and see the paisley, literally, on "2319", though it's really more garage than trippin'.  The boys finish sounding suspiciously like the Ramones circa End Of The Century on "Hard Break Up".  Honestly?  It's that retro-punk feel that makes GroupSounds rise above, transend, and head to the bar for another round. - Slam Reviews


Group Sounds EP


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After leaving The Izzys behind them (a group NME said was infused with the “vital NYC punk spirit”, that Rolling Stone claimed was for “the real rock and rollers out there” and that Blender magazine said had enough “Blues, sleaze and boogie to make Mick Keith and Iggy proud”) Jared Gutstadt and Jesse Korwin hooked up with some old friends, Randy Slavin and Joe Epstein, and set out to blaze new musical trails across New York City and beyond.