Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker formed a band less than a year ago, but their presence is already strong on the punk scene. Girlpool’s last single, “Jane”, stole our hearts, and they’ve just premiered a new single from their self-titled EP, set for release in November, that solidifies their claim to the same ground as some of the more extraordinary riot grrrl acts.
A three-note bassline opens “Blah Blah Blah”, with some clean electric guitars bleeding in. The song’s first line, “You leave me crying in the fucking rain, I want ya,” is simple but telling. The duo refuses to take the blame or leave the song in the same space of desperation—they transform that yearning into a litany of the things this person’s doing wrong. The doubled vocals are in focus here, and they’re taunting as Harmony and Cleo repeat, “I hear you talking like blah blah blah blah…” It’s a quick, punchy anthem about being frustrated with someone whose actions just don’t compute.
The EP is due out November 17 on Wichita Recordings. Girlpool’s tour begins this Friday and includes dates with Allison Crutchfield, Slutever, and Radiator Hospital, along with four dates opening for Rilo Kiley’s Jenny Lewis.
Girlpool Tour Dates:
10 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Bar
12 Los Angeles, CA – Jewel’s Catch One
17 Philadelphia, PA – Hazzard Hall w/ Mannequin Pussy, Slutever
18 New York, NY – Death By Audio w/ Pink Wash, Slutever
19 New York, NY – Silent Barn w/ Radiator Hospital, Allison Crutchfield, Slutever, Libbie 2000
20 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY – Bard w/ Slutever
22 New York, NY – Glasslands
23 New York, NY – Death By Audio
24 New York, NY – Silent Barn
28 Purchase, NY – SUNY Purchase w/ Free Cake For Every Creature, Adult Mom
30 Philadelphia, PA – Lava Space w/ Radiator Hospital, Allison Crutchfield, Free Cake For Every Creature, Cyberbully Mom Club, Kississippi
05 New York, NY – Terminal 5 w/ Jenny Lewis
06 Westbury, NY – The Space w/ Jenny Lewis
07 Northampton, MA – Calvin Theatre w/ Jenny Lewis
08 Ithaca, NY – State Theatre w/ Jenny Lewis
17 London, UK – Shacklewell Arms
18 London, UK – Rough Trade West
19 London, UK – Sebright Arms w/ Alex G
23 Leeds, UK – Gold Sounds Festival