NYC-based indie-pop band Stargroves is breaking new ground with their new song, “Telephone.” Joined by Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin on lead vocals, the group performed the soon to be released single on the The Young Turks popular Pop Trigger channel. Known for their pop-culture commentary and celebrity guests, The Young Turks own Pop Trigger channel; took a step in a new direction this week making Stargroves and Abigail Breslin the first group to ever perform on the show.
Lead by band leader Teddy Watson (lead vocals, guitar), “Telephone” is a hypnotic mid-tempo blend of soft synths, echoed guitars, and catchy melodies the group has become known for. The song features Teddy and Abigail trading off lead vocals on the verses and joining together in beautiful harmonies for the choruses. “Telephone” is the first single to be released off Stargroves second studio album, which is currently being recorded.
In being interviewed about the album after their performance, Teddy commented; “We’ve just started recording and putting the songs together. Abigail is on the first song we recorded, and hopefully more if things work out.”
See Stargroves and Abigail’s performance of “Telephone” on Pop Trigger’s YouTube channel here:
This is not the first time Stargroves and Abigail have worked together. In 2012, the group released their debut single “Westjiords” featuring Abigail and Teddy on lead vocals. The song was met with critical acclaim receiving praise from Perez Hilton, MTV Buzzworthy, E! Online, and several other noteworthy media outlets.
However the group hasn’t stopped there. Stargroves went on to release their first music video for their single “Hat’s In The Air” (which pays tribute to the cult classic film “Harold and Maude” directed by Hal Ashby) and in the summer of 2014 they released their debut self-titled album. Here’s what people are saying about Stargroves:
“This is not just pop music; this is pop music that craves for you to listen, to suck it up, to become the music.” – Audio Fuzz
“A new species of Indie-Pop.” – Aside/Beside
“Stars, Sigur Ros, and Freelance Whales are shot through the group’s sound.” – MTV Buzzworthy
Stargroves have been actively performing shows throughout the U.S. and Canada. When her busy acting schedule allows, Abigail occasionally joins the group on stage for special performances. In their interview on Pop Trigger, the group also revealed that they’ve just been confirmed to perform in Austin, TX this year for the annual SXSW music conference. To see the full interview of Stargroves and Abigail on Pop Trigger, visit their YouTube channel here: