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Grouper - "Parking Lot"

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“Parking Lot” is the first single from Grouper’s upcoming album Grid of Points, which will be released on April 27 via Kranky. This will be her first album in four years, following up 2014’s Ruins.

The minimalist song is sonically similar to what appeared on Ruins and creates a hypnotizing atmosphere with its echoing vocals and piano. The song is practically formless and the lyrics are almost indiscernible, but the emphasis is certainly on the aesthetic.

Grouper has also announced a tour that will kick off in Berlin on April 20. There will be a number of European dates as well as a show in Calgary and Arcosanti, Arizona.

-Owen Murray