Gross Relations is a Brooklyn-based fivesome who play lo-fi pop songs that are highly catchy and short on saccharine. With plenty of fuzz and lackadaisically-delivered lyrics reeled in by insistent, irresistible riffs, Gross Relations have a certain swagger that’s earning them frequent gigs and adulation. You’ll find moody rockers with as many upbeat notes as pent-up emotions followed by anthems for the romantically resigned, despondent dude in all of us. Through all the subtleties and polish of their tracks, they never lose the sound of intoxicated friends trying to find their space-time continuum. Think Beat Happening meets Brooklyn meets bad ass bros. Look out for more Relations buzz—it’s infectious.
Gross Relations’ self-titled debut is out on Old Flame Records.