Girlpool w/ Palm & Lala Lala

Fri. Oct 20, 2017 at 8:00pm CDT
All Ages
64 days away
$10.00 - $15.00
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64 days away
$10.00 - $15.00
All Ages
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Girlpool  w/ Palm & Lala Lala

Life has been a whirl for Girlpool since the release of their acclaimed 2015 debut Before the World Was Big. Shortly before the record came out, Harmony Tividad (she/her) and Cleo Tucker (they/them) relocated from their hometown of Los Angeles all the way across the country to Philadelphia, where they quickly became embedded in the local D.I.Y. scene. After a chaotic and informative year floating around the East Coast, both bandmates moved home to California at the start of 2017. Girlpool have been seemingly everywhere at once, exploring all the world’s offerings with open minds and notebooks. All the lessons they learned, about the earth and about themselves, are gathered together in their sophomore record and ANTI- debut, Powerplant.


Over 10 days in August of 2016, Girlpool holed up at Los Angeles’ Comp-ny studios to record and mix Powerplant. For the first time, Harmony and Cleo were joined by a third performer, drummer Miles Wintner, a friend who easily meshed with the tightknit duo. Girlpool’s eagerness to evolve should come as no surprise; in the same way that there were few traces of their self-titled EP on BTWWB, the pair shed their old skins with more eagerness than before on Powerplant.


The 12 tracks that compose Powerplant grow and burn with greater fire than the duo have possessed heretofore. Both bandmates were heavily inspired by Elliott Smith, the Cranberries, the Cocteau Twins, Brian Eno, Arthur Russell, and Graham Nash; the influence of each appear in the record’s deliberate and intricate guitar work (“Fast Dust,” “She Goes By”) as well as its embrace of dissonant noise (“Corner Store,” “Soup”). Though they were living apart for most of the writing process, the pair still managed to write all but four songs together, another testament to their dedication to Girlpool and each other. Now age 21 and 20, Harmony and Cleo confront projections, despondency, apathy, romanticization, love, and heartbreak with a more devastating emotional pragmatism than before.


Both bandmates believe that radical vulnerability and honesty are essential to discovering oneself and what really makes Powerplant a homerun is that Girlpool understand exactly how to use their incisive lyrics, soft textures, hushed harmonies, and soaring hooks for maximum emotional impact. In these moments, when Harmony and Cleo’s voices join together to deliver transcendent transmissions straight from their hearts, Girlpool become a league of their own.


Philadelphia-based rock band Palm will support the show and Chicago-based garage-pop trio Lala Lala will open. 


www.m-shop.com | www.palmnewyork.bandcamp.com | www.lalabandlala.bandcamp.com | www.girlpoolmusic.com


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The Maintenance Shop ISU Memorial Union - 2229 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50011