“Iskra Goodbye” features Oklahoma City native and OU graduate Emily Ambruso on vocals. The song is included on the band’s upcoming third album, Infinity Caller (September 3).
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Grooms also features OU graduate Travis Johnson. While based in Norman, the band was known as The Muggabears.
There are many reasons to like “Iskra Goodbye,” off of Grooms‘ new album, but here’s our main one: Just when you think you’ve figured out the Brooklyn-based four-piece, they switch things up on you. It might be the drumming, which suddenly speeds up; the guitar, which comes crashing down in a wave of fuzz; or the vocals (that’s bassist Emily Ambruso taking the lead), flitting in and out of the track like a butterfly.
Whatever it is, it takes what could have been your standard indie rock fare and elevates it to a whole other level. And that’s just a taste of what’s to come on the new album, Infinity Caller, out September 3 on Western Vinyl.