I don’t think I’m alone in the world when it comes this crush. I fancy myself being able to have an artist all to myself, but sometimes you can’t help but get caught up into the fervor and just go all ‘Beatle-mania’, fully embracing the fandom, screams and pin-up galleries of your faves. Would it be so bad if Girlpool was my current fascination?? I mean I really, really like them. Not in the way this girl in my 3rd grade class was totally devastated when John Bon Jovi got married, but like, a lot.
Not only do they write and record incredibly fun and sincere dual vocal mostly drum-less rock songs with lyrics that sound directly out of someone’s diary, but they embody just about everything that made my personal musical youth magical to me: DIY culture and the joy in the freedom of making music that is purely yourself.
Girlpool, to me, represent that era musically and in dreams that would never have been achievable to a band that sounded like them before. It’s been an absolute pleasure to see artists of all types grow from pay phones and sleeping on floors to having national exposure and celebrity attention. There is a real sense of justice for every artist like Girlpool that breaks through on their own merits and for being the brilliant people that they are. The fact the Girlpool are so good regardless of any of that just makes it that much better.
Sign me up. This Crush is for life. And if you don’t believe me, check out all the fine music & videos below and make sure to catch them on tour or check out their upcoming full length on Wichita Records out June 2!
Girlpool – “Before The World Was Big” Stream:
Girlpool – “Your Heart” Stream:
Girlpool 2015 Tour Dates:
04/24 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister *
04/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar *
04/26 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *
04/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy *
04/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
05/01 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir *
05/02 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *
05/03 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *
05/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club *
05/08 – Chicago, IL @ The Beat Kitchen *
05/09 – Detroit, MI @ UFO *
05/10 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison *
05/11 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB *
05/12 – Burlington, VT @ The Monkey House *
05/13 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair *
05/14 – East Greenwich, RI @ Greenwich Odeum *
07/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Eagle Rock Center for the Arts ^
07/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg %
08/08-09 – Atlanta, GA @ Wrecking Ball Fest
Girlpool – “Chinatown” Music Video:
Girlpool – “Plants and Worms” Music Video:
Girlpool – Documentary: