Grooms is a rock band based in Brooklyn, New York.
Began by Travis Johnson as a solo project in Texas, Grooms (originally called The Muggabears) took shape in Norman with bassist Kevin Frost and drummer Austin Stephens. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma, Johnson and Frost moved to New York in 2005 (Stephens stayed in Oklahoma to play for Evangelicals) and joined up with former OU student Emily Ambruso (whom Johnson oddly met through Friendster) and drummer Kevin Murphy.
Frost left the band shortly after the recording of the Muggabears EP, Teenage Cop in September 2006 and Murphy left sometime after. Rounding out the trio is new drummer Jim Sykes (Marnie Stern, Parts and Labor).
Grooms’ full length, Rejoicer, was released on October 2009 on Death By Audio Records. Their sophomore album, Prom, was released on July 2011 on Kanine Records.