Indie Rock: Listen to two new tracks from L.A. duo Girlpool

Girlpool

Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker, aka wonderful indie rock/folk punk duo Girlpool, have shared two new tracks. Typically melancholic and reflective, the tracks see the duo continue their efforts to expand on their minimalist sound. As can be expected, the songs deal with subject matter both intimate and compelling. We’ll let them explain.

Of “Lucy’s,” Tucker says “This song responds to stubborn feelings from a past relationship. I wrote ‘Lucy’s’ a couple of years ago to sort through some droning thoughts about hope, distraction and love. ‘I swear I’ll be alright/although (you) are in the sky,’ continues to resonate. These lyrics distinguish a time when my partner would check out from our relationship. I reassured myself that even when they were not present, and I was, that I would be alright. I was hopeful that my partner would find resolve from their struggles, which stifled their capacity to provide the kind of care and attention that I needed. I practiced nurture, and I hoped that they would find the ambition that I saw in them.”

Of “Where You Sink,” Tividad says “‘Where You Sink’ explores our fixations on characters in our lives and the projections we create. It explores our natural human desire to be made special by another. I wrote it when I found myself looking at one person from various angles (emotionally); I found them to be beautiful in toxic but charismatic ways. It’s about loving someone who you don’t really have the chance to get to know fully because their time is spent trying to get out of their head, further from reality. It explores the complications of trying to get close to someone who ultimately wants to be far from themselves.”

TOUR DATES:

10/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
10/24 – Greenfield, MA @ Hawks + Reed *
10/25 – Boston, MA @ Somerville Theatre *
10/26 – Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theater *
10/27 – Toronto, ON @ Rec Room *
10/28 – Detroit, MI @ El Club *
10/30 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge *
10/31 – Grinnell, IA @ Grinnell College *
11/1 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room *
11/2 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge *
11/3 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade – Hell Stage *
11/4 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle *
11/5 – College Park, MD @ Milkboy Arthouse *
11/6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *

* w/ Porches

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