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Few bands can stake such a claim over the development of their narrative as Girlpool, the brainchild of songwriters Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad. With their debut, Before the World Was Big, the pair carved out an idiosyncratic niche with their twee-like vocals and interwoven guitars. In subsequent releases, Girlpool has eschewed its original setup in favor of a fuller and more varied sound, incorporating drums, distorted guitars and a wider vocal range produced by Tucker’s transition and accompanying hormone replacement therapy. The band’s third album, What Chaos Is Imaginary, adds drum machines and synths to the mix, resulting in another bold entry in this dynamic duo’s ever-evolving storyline.
GIRLPOOL Buzzy, melodic indie-pop duo from Los Angeles. See Calendar Pick on p. 21.
HATCHIE Performing alter ego of Australian dream-pop singer-songwriter Harriette Pilbeam.