October 9, 2014

Girlpool’s “Blah Blah Blah” Arrives




“If rebellion had a sound, I imagine it would end up sounding a lot like Girlpool… It’s punk in the best sense of the word: fresh, raw, and uncompromising.” -Stereogum

LA duo, Girlpool have shared “Blah Blah Blah”, the latest single from their debut self-titled EP, out physically and digitally via Wichita Recordings on November 18th.

Last month Girlpool debuted the first single from the EP, “Jane”, which Pitchfork called “a murder ballad drawn in crayons, with red scribbly blood exploding at the edges” and was featured as the soundtrack to the unveiling of Stella McCartney’s Summer 15 collection.

Girlpool have also expanded their Fall tour, adding east coast dates in support of Jenny Lewis.

Girlpool is a Los Angeles based two piece made up of Cleo Tucker (Guitar) and Harmony Tividad (Bass). Having met at local DIY venue the Smell, the two quickly grew very close. Their sound is raw, comprised only of a guitar, bass and vocal harmonies. The band uses this stripped-down instrumentation to accentuate their vulnerable yet powerful lyrics to create honest pieces, tackling concepts ranging from awareness and respect to the simple of feeling of being alone at a show.

“Armed with just two guitars, the duo reel you in with seriously catchy hooks and achieve more depth with these songs than any drum kit ever could.” -NME

“Spare, hypnotic songs using only guitar and bass. Think an iOS7 version of early Liz Phair.” -Wondering Sound

“Every angst-ridden moment of growing up, from falling in love to self-acceptance is all perfectly captured in Girlpool’s self-titled debut. No matter the age of the listener it’s hard not to relate to the Los Angeles duo.” -The Grey Estates

“If Cat Power and Courtney Love came together to wear jean jackets and write angsty campfire songs, it would probably sound something like this.” -The Le Sigh
10/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg +
10/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Hazzard Hall $
10/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio $
10/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn $
10/20 – Annandale-on-Hudson, NY @ Bard College $
10/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio ^
10/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands Gallery
10/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio
10/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn %
10/28 – Purchase, NY @ SUNY Purchase #
11/5 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 ~
11/6 – Westbury, NY @ The Space ~
11/7 – Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre ~
11/8 – Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre ~
11/14 – Brighton, UK @ The Hope
11/15 – Glasgow, UK @ Bar Bloc
11/16 – Sunderland, UK @ Pop Records (Free In-Store)
11/17 – London, UK @ Shacklewell Arms
11/18 – London, UK @ Rough Trade West (Free In-Store)
11/19 – London, UK @ Sebright Arms &
11/23 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
11/24 – Paris, FR @ Cafe Charbon (Free Show)
12/1 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
12/8 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
12/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
12/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *

+ = w/ Kera and the Lesbians
$ = w/ Slutever
^ = KXLU CMJ Showcase
% = Father/Daughter CMJ Showcase
# = w/ Free Cake For Every Creature and Adult Mom
~ = w/ Jenny Lewis
& = w/ Alex G
* = The Echo residency

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