Girlpool

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Girlpool
Girlpool (February, 2015).jpg
Girlpool at the Lexington, February, 2015
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California
GenresIndie rock, folk punk
Years active2013 (2013)–present
LabelsAnti- Wichita Recordings
Websitegirlpoolmusic.com
MembersCleo Tucker
Harmony Tividad

Girlpool is an indie rock band from Los Angeles, California. Its members are Cleo Tucker (guitar, vocals) and Harmony Tividad (bass, vocals).[1][2] The band originally did not have a drummer.[3] Their self-titled debut EP was posted on their Bandcamp account on February 11, 2014, and re-released on Wichita Recordings later that year, on November 17.[4] The band released its debut album, Before the World Was Big, on June 2, 2015, also on Wichita Recordings.[5] Their second album, Powerplant, was released on May 12, 2017, via Anti-. They added a drummer, Miles Wintner, on their Powerplant album.[6]

Reception[edit]

Girlpool's eponymous EP received generally favorable reviews from critics, according to Metacritic.[7] In his review of this EP, Chris Conaton compared their sound to "an angrier, socially conscious Kimya Dawson."[3]

Before the World Was Big also received generally favorable reviews from critics, with a 79 out of 100 score on Metacritic.[8] For example, Pitchfork Media's Jayson Greene gave it a score of 7.8 out of 10 and described it as "a quiet album of uncommon intensity."[9]

Band members[edit]

  • Cleo Tucker – guitar, vocals
  • Harmony Tividad – bass, vocals

Current touring members

  • Joshua Sushman - synth, sax (2017–)
  • Lauren Early – guitar (2017–)
  • Ross Chait – drums (2017–)

Former touring members

  • Miles Wintner – drums (2017)
  • Stephen Steinbrink - guitar (2017)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Before the World Was Big (June 2, 2015; Wichita Recordings)
  • Powerplant (May 12, 2017; Anti-)
  • What Chaos Is Imaginary (February 1, 2019; Anti-)

EPs[edit]

  • Girlpool (November 2014, Wichita Recordings)

Singles[edit]

  • "Chinatown" (2015, Wichita Recordings)
  • "Picturesong" (2018, Anti-)
  • "Lucy's" (2018, Anti-)
  • "Where You Sink" (2018, Anti-)
  • "Hire" (2018, Anti-)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Snapes, Laura (17 November 2014). "Girlpool - 'Girlpool' EP". NME. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  2. ^ Vincent, Alice (6 February 2015). "Girlpool - New Music". The Telegraph. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b Conaton, Chris (14 January 2015). "Girlpool EP Review". PopMatters. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  4. ^ Plaugic, Lizzie (19 November 2014). "Girlpool Review". CMJ. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  5. ^ Brodsky, Rachel (10 March 2015). "Girlpool Revisit Childhood on Their Debut Album, 'Before the World Was Big'". Spin. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Powerplant, by girlpool". girlpool. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  7. ^ "Girlpool Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Before The World Was Big". Metacritic. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  9. ^ Greene, Jayson (5 June 2015). "Before the World Was Big". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 15 October 2016.

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