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Girlpool announce new album, Powerplant, share “123” video — watch

Plus, the Philly two-piece maps out a US tour

Girlpool // Photo by Philip Cosores

    Photo by Philip Cosores

    On May 12th, Philly-based outfit Girlpool will return with a new album called Powerplant. The LP follows their 2015 debut, Before the World Was Big, and is due out through their new label home ANTI- Records.

    Powerplant was recorded and mixed over the course of 10 days at Comp-ny Studios in Los Angeles. According to a press release, Girlpool were heavily inspired by Elliott Smith, the Cranberries, the Cocteau Twins, and Brian Eno, and used the album to “confront projections, despondency, apathy, romanticization, love, and heartbreak with a more devastating emotional pragmatism than before.”

    Vulnerability in particular is a major theme throughout Powerplant. “As a society I feel that we perceive softness and vulnerability as traits that are ‘weak,'”,” the band’s Harmony Tividad explains, “and people emotionally disconnect themselves in order to avoid going through everything they feel. I think what is most important right now is empathy, and in order to have empathy we must first feel what we, ourselves, feel.”

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    As a preview, Girlpool have shared lead single “123” and its accompanying music video. Check it out below, followed by the full details on Powerplant.

    Powerplant Artwork:

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    Powerplant Tracklist:
    01. 123
    02. Sleepless
    03. Corner Store
    04. Your Heart
    05. Kiss And Burn
    06. Fast Dust
    07. Powerplant
    08. High Rise
    09. Soup
    10. She Goes By
    11. It Gets More Blue
    12. Static Somewhere

    In support of Powerplant, the band will embark on a US tour beginning in May.

    Girlpool 2017 Tour Dates:
    05/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
    05/24 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
    05/25 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
    05/26 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
    05/27 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore
    05/31 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
    06/01 – Iowa City, IA @ The Mill
    06/02 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
    06/04 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
    06/05 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
    06/06 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
    06/07 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
    06/09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
    06/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    06/11 – Washington, DC @ Rock + Roll Hotel
    06/13 – Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
    06/14 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
    06/15 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic
    06/16 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s
    06/17 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
    06/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
    06/21 – San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
    06/22 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House

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