Girlpool, “Jane”

Quinn Moreland

Girlpool

Photo by Bella Sullivan.

My dream assignment is one in which I am allowed to gush about a band I adore. This is also the most terrifying type of writing. How, while still maintaining some degree of professional bias, do I convey that I have a band’s every lyric memorized, that they are my soundtrack from everything to homework to cleaning my room to driving to daydreaming? That I could post a band’s discography on my tumblr labeled “#ME”? How can I convince you, lovely readers who clicked on a link, to love a band as much as I do?

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Luckily, this time my job is very easy because L.A.’s Girlpool need no help capturing your hearts. The duo’s—Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker—self-titled debut was released by Big Joy Records in February, but now the tape will be receiving a proper vinyl release on Wichita Recordings come November. Impose is overjoyed to be premiering a mastered version of their song “Jane”. The track is a twangy empowerment anthem, complete with a bloodcurdling scream and a call to arms: “If you are a Jane put your fist up too!”

Originally premiered by The Le Sigh back in January, Girlpool offered a powerful explanation behind the song:

“Jane” is a song about not feeling worthy to speak your mind. At the time this song was written, I was spending a lot of my time in male dominated environments. I rarely felt listened to, totally respected, or taken as seriously as I hoped to be. I was swallowing my words. I didn’t feel like they were considered valid to those who surrounded me. ‘Jane’ is intended to communicate this message: Do not allow a person to diminish your ideas. Stand behind your thoughts with a vigorous sense of pride. When your words are not taken seriously, voice that they must be. We hope this song makes you think about situations you may feel oppressed in, or maybe situations you might be inflicting the oppression, and can allow you to think of ways to stop it from happening in your life.”

Stream “Jane” below:

Girlpool tour dates

October

17 Philadelphia, PA $
18 Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio $
19 Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn $
20 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY @ Bard College $
23 Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio  ^
24 Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn %
28 Purchase, NY @ SUNY Purchase #

November
15 Glasgow, UK @ Bloc
19 London, EN @ Sebright Arms &

December
01 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
08 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
15 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
22 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *

$ = w/ Slutever
^ = KXLU CMJ Showcase
% = Father/Daughter CMJ Showcase
# = w/ Free Cake For Every Creature and Adult Mom
& = w/ Alex G
* = The Echo residency

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