Watch Grocer totally crush their Audiotree Live set
When the world began tentatively re-opening this spring, Philly four-piece Grocer was hungry to bring their brawling Pixies-esque indie rock on the road. They booked an extensive month-plus tour that took them around the country to cities large and small, and venues packed and less so. They sharpened their already-tight live show, made new friends and fans on the way, and on August 20th, stopped at Audiotree Studios for one of the tastemaking website’s famed livestream sets.
The six-song, 20-minute set captures the breadth of what the band does. Vocalist and bassist Danielle Lovier and vocalist / guitarist Nicholas Rahn compliment one another’s gritty grooves (“Overblown”) and quirky bops (“Keep My Mind”); drummer Cody Nelson takes center stage singing the catchy rager “Pick A Way,” while guitarist Emily Daly shreds on stage right. They wrap the set with “Don’t Touch Me,” a Lovier-led song from the new Delete If Not Allowed EP. It’s a powerful three-minute scorcher featuring spoken word lyrics about abuse and betrayal, and Lovier unleashes explosive screams at the finale.
It’s intense, impressive, and an indication of how ridiculously good Grocer has become as a live act (and they were already stellar). Grab a download of the set via Audiotree’s Bandcamp, and download Delete if Not Allowed and Grocer’s debut LP Little Splash at the band’s Bandcamp.