By Stephanie Holstein ’18
Dreary February will be interrupted by an undeniable bright spot–Girlpool is coming to Kenyon this upcoming Saturday!!! Made up of Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad of Los Angeles, this crazy cool duo has quietly cultivated a huge following upon getting in on the scene in 2014 with their self-titled EP, and this past summer with their debut album, Before the World Was Big (both released by U.K. label, Witchita Recordings). Described as both “punk” and “folk,” I find their biggest strength to be the concepts they explore in their songs, such as our generational worries of growing older and what the future holds, as well as the transcendental nature of relationships with friends, partners, or, above all, the relationships we have with ourselves.
Here are a few tracks to check out!
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Bobby T. (Robert Tilden) will be opening solo from his project Bobby T. and the Slackers! Tilden has gained popularity in the garage punk scene in L.A. since the 2013 release of Bobby T’s EP Peach Fuzz, yet has gone one step further in the last few years towards an evolved “scummy” L.A. garage rock sound by retaining the fuzziness similar to Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall while tightening up production and creating a more structured ballad. This can be heard in his July 2015 release Won’t Shake // Bones // TV Shows, a three-track EP which is rumored to be a hype release for a full album to come.
Check him out!
Also check out this mini-documentary about Girlpool!
Girlpool and Bobby T. will perform at the Horn Gallery this Saturday 2/20. Doors at 8:30pm and the show will start at 9pm!