We're suckers for retro when it comes to pretty much everything except for computers and dentistry. So we were pretty excited when we heard the opening tune off The Group Sound's 2011 record, Secret Girlfriend. The almost-title-track, "Secret Goilfriend", is a surf-y blues-y throwback. And the rest of the ten tracks on the album from the Edmonton-born, Montreal-based rockers follow in the same excellent vein. Frontman Matthew Israelson was good enough to recently answer a few of our silly questions and we've post some MP3s below so you can get know them. You can also listen to the whole album (or by it for $5) on Bandcamp here. And like them on Facebook here.
How do you describe your music to someone who hasn't heard you before?
get hiGH 420 shit!
If you could open for one current band that you haven't played with before, who would it be?
I.m diggin' Unknown Mortal Orchestra. I'd like to open for 'em.
What was the craziest live show you've ever seen?
The Melvins @ Sled Island 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!
Your all-time, all-star supergroup?
Peter Tosh and Mick Jagger
What's the worst album you own?
Cocorosie - La Maison De Mon Rêve
Who, in your opinion, has/had the best facial hair of any band ever?
If you could work with any producer in the world who you haven’t already worked with, who would it be?
Beatles or Rolling Stones?
If you absolutely had to get a face tattoo of album art from one record, which record would you want to have on your face for the rest of your life?
Felt - The Splendor of Fear
"Hey Gurl!" by The Group Sound
MP3: "Laurie" by The Group Sound
Meet The Band is a regular feature in which we introduce you to bands we like. You can find all of the rest of them here.