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A drummerless electric guitar-and-bass duo offering a sparse but spirited take on empowered indie rock, Girlpool's Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad borrow plenty of attitude from early-'90s trailblazers like Liz Phair, Juliana Hatfield, and Shampoo. The duo formed in 2013, when Tucker and Tividad were still teenagers living in Los Angeles. Sometimes fun and playful, other times raw and vulnerable, their punk flair and honesty struck a chord on their self-released eponymous debut EP. Tucker and Tividad were approached by British indie Wichita Recordings, who set up a U.K. tour and re-released their debut in November 2014. Late that year, the duo relocated to Philadelphia and recorded with Kyle Gilbride of Swearin'; the results were 2015's full-length debut, Before the World Was Big. Following the success of their debut, plans to work with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy on the follow-up were mounted, but scheduling issues meant the duo ended up working on the record themselves in the end. The near collaboration signaled a slight departure from the minimal instrumentation of their first record, as Tucker and Tividad decided to develop their sound with additional instrumentation on their sophomore effort. Despite the additional drums on Powerplant, the pair stayed true to their core sound, and the record was released in 2017. ~ Timothy Monger
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  1.   Song
  2.   Ideal World
  3.   Before the World Was Big
  4.   It Gets More Blue
  5.   123
  6.   Plants and Worms
  7.   Powerplant
  8.   American Beauty
  9.   Kiss and Burn
  10.   Corner Store
  11.   Sleepless
  12.   Cut Your Bangs
  13.   Fast Dust
  14.   Blah Blah Blah
  15.   Static Somewhere
  16.   Soup
  17.   Emily
  18.   Crowded Stranger
  19.   Cherry Picking
  20.   Dear Nora
  21.   Chinatown
  22.   Slutmouth
  23.   Jane
  24.   Love Spell
  25.   Pretty
  26.   Your Heart
  27.   Magnifying Glass
  28.   She Goes By
  29.   Paint Me Colors
  30.   High Rise
  31.   I Like That You Can See It

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