The hard-touring, synch-friendly Los Angeles quintet wastes no time in following up its breakout debut

Most bands try to take a few months off between album cycles. But in the case of indie-tronic five-piece Grouplove, that break lasted about seven days.

The band rang in 2013 with a headlining gig in downtown Washington, D.C., its last official performance in support of 2011 breakout debut "Never Trust a Happy Song" -- and entered a studio on Jan. 7 to begin work on "Spreading Rumours," an even more rhythmic, eccentric follow-up due Sept. 17.

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