We’re stoked to premiere a brand new track this morning from Charlotte’s Group Text, a new emo/indie rock entity featuring members of fellow Queen City outfits Mineral Girls and Cuzco, among others. Their jangly, heartfelt take on the classic Midwest sound brings to mind more recent torchbearers like Snowing, Algernon Cadwallader, and Free Throw. You can check out the first song from their forthcoming EP below!

Wed on a Facebook status and then consummated in the NoDa studios bathroom, Group Text is self described as “party emo for the illiterate left.” All four members have varying knowledge of Nickelodeon television shows. The King of Go Away was recorded at someone’s home probably. But honestly, what does that matter? Can you hear that the vocals were tracked in part behind the counter at a record store after hours? No you can’t. I could tell you we recorded it in space, and there is no way you could prove otherwise. Fuck it. Disregard all of that. The following is our official bio:

Drake & Josh is an American television sitcom created by Dan Schneider for Nickelodeon. The series follows the lives of two teenage boys with opposite personalities, Drake Parker (Drake Bell) and Josh Nichols (Josh Peck), who become stepbrothers. Both actors previously appeared in The Amanda Show along with Nancy Sullivan, who plays Audrey, Drake and Megan’s mother in the series. Miranda Cosgrove plays Megan, Drake’s mischievous younger sister, and Jonathan Goldstein plays Walter, Josh’s father. The series’ opening theme song, “Found a Way”, is written by Drake Bell and Backhouse Mike and performed by Bell. The series ran from January 11, 2004, to September 16, 2007, totaling 57 episodes in 4 seasons. It also had two TV films: Drake & Josh Go Hollywood and Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh.

A notable running joke on the series is the presence of parodies of various well-known brands, TV shows, films, or people. Such parodies include Mountain Fizz, a parody of Mountain Dew, the GameSphere, a parody of the Nintendo GameCube and the Gary Coleman Grill, a parody of the George Foreman Grill.


Group Text is:
Brett Greent (Mineral Girls)
Arman Serderavic (Cuzco)
Eric Smeal (Dollhands)
J.M. Askew (America is a Mistake)

The King of Go Away is out March 3rd on Feels Alright Tapes.

Group Text will be playing The Station in Charlotte on March 4th. Check the event page out here.



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