SQ is a scrappy lil art-punk outfit made up of Lily, Nathan, and Scott. Having come together pre pandemic, each picked up an instrument they weren't familiar with, and preferring instinct and immediacy over any other songwriting design, lunged into a tangled territory that quickly felt like home.
The Philadelphia trio known as Grocer is comprised of three distinct vocalist, each with a unique voice both on and off their respective instruments. They flicker between moments of brash chromaticism, saccharine pop sensibility, and rhythmic acrobatics. Their compositions are both meticulous and volatile, while their live performances are lauded for explosive chemistry with cheeky curiosity. Just on the heels of the release of their formative EP Scatter Plot, the band returned to their subterranean laboratory to further prod and pull at their musical specimens. On their new LP, Bless Me, the band emerges with some striking discoveries. Palpable melodic figures interact with an ever shifting landscape of rhythmic and harmonic structures. Bless Me encapsulates the band’s enigmatic live energy like lightning in a jar. Tracked live in their own basement and further realized with mixing help from Nate Amos (Water From Your Eyes, This Is Lorelei). The final product is electric, magnetic, and radio-active.