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Grocer announces Delete If Not Allowed EP; listen to “Better Now”
A whole year after playing their last real show, Grocer announced that they will release a new EP this spring. The South Philly band wrote and recorded Delete If Not Allowed at home during quarantine, and it comes out May 28.
The single “Better Now” is streaming now. We heard a preview of the trippy tune during Grocer’s recent appearance on Unprecedented Sessions, recorded in the empty lot near their house where the band has also managed to play some socially distant shows.
“Our experience during quarantine has probably been pretty run-of-the-mill,” Grocer told MAGNET Magazine in a recent interview. “Three of us lost our jobs immediately, and one of us has been working throughout. For the first month or so, we did what everyone did, just, like, panic and bake. We kept pretty busy—it felt like trying to burn off some excess momentum or something. We even built a ladder to our roof and set up a little hangout spot so we could spend socially distant time with each other.
“After some time passed, playing music really felt like medicine. We ended up learning a handful of covers, tried out livestreaming and decided we didn’t like it. Wrote and recorded a little EP that we’re looking forward to sharing soon!”
Listen below and pre-order Delete If Not Allowed via Bandcamp.