For the girls and boys who like “Thai food, feminist pros and angry girl music of the Indie Rock persuasion” a la Kat Stratford, there is Girlpool.
For the girls and boys who don’t, there is still Girlpool to convert you.
This drummer-less duo is made up of L.A. teenagers Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad. Tucker and Tividad became Girlpool in 2013, and re-released their debut Girlpool November 18, 2014.
Girlpool skipped the lo-fi route of much raw indie punk, and went for a cleaner, clearer sound–and it paid off. While they maintain expected elements of punchy, narrative lyrics, strong bass lines and static harmonies, the clarity of the recorded sound makes them so much more powerful than they’d be in lo-fi. If you need some jams to strut to with attitude, this is your crew. This is not scorching, yelling angry girl music–this is dizzy, eye-rolling, get-me-out-of-here angry girl music.
To hear Girlpool, listen to the Diagnosis tonight at 10 p.m. on WUSC 90.5 FM or at wusc.sc.edu.