I Spent Most of My Childhood in Space
Delano Grove is a rock and roll band, pure and simple. It may be a tired term, but once in a while bands come along that epitomize the beautifully dysfunctional tenets of this musical art form. Their melodically-driven, multi-instrumental, vocal-harmony infused music has the frenzy of a band nearly tearing itself apart with differing influences and creative rage, rescued by a great sense of song form, and a collective ear for the hook that makes you move. Luke Lappin (lead vocals, guitar) and Karen Lappin (lead vocals) are married both legally and creatively, and their beauty and tension on stage nearly matches their private sparring matches. With Cousin Morgan Lappin on the drums, and lifelong friends Mike Stock (keyboards, lead vocals), Ed Pasquale (lead guitar), and Zach Rose (bass) their music sounds like a musical version of their experience with each other in life. This honesty is what makes Delano Grove's music special. The songs are a conversation you can bang your head to. An argument you can dance to. A feeling you can sing along with. With enough repressed anger to make you body check an unsuspecting concert-goer who may or may not be blocking your view. Delano Grove is your friend. Don't believe it. Take a listen. 'I Spent Most of My Childhood in Space' is the band's debut LP and surely an instant classic. Delano Grove can also be heard in the Strangers With Candy movie, where they magically collaborated on the song, Atomic Car, with Amy Sedaris,Paul Dinello and Stephen Colbert.