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Girlpool: Before The World Was Big


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From Pitchfork:
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“The Philadelphia-via-L.A. indie pop act Girlpool have said their debut LP Before the World Was Big is foremost a search for identity. In some ways, that’s what Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad have been doing all along. On songs about gender, sexuality, and the fraught process of going to rock shows alone, the duo has constantly grappled with themes and subjects that demonstrate the unique anxieties of growing up in the 21st century. Tucker and Tividad are still teenagers themselves, but that puts them in a unique position to consider the bizarre weight of suddenly being thrust into adulthood. On the upcoming record’s title track, they confront the huge, unsettling world before them not with brash confidence but with a sense of longing. At the chorus, both Tucker and Tividad intone, “I just miss how it felt standing next to you/ Wearing matching dresses before the world was big.” This moment of instant nostalgia is made all the more confusing by the pair’s messily interlocking guitar lines and the off-kilter round they break into by the end. “Before the World Was Big” takes on the confounding process of inching away from youth—when you’re forced to try and find your place in the universe, sometimes it seems better to just be a kid.”
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Before The World Was Big is out June 1 on Wichita Recordings; listen to the title track below.
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My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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