Girlpool – “123” Video

Girlpool have officially announced their sophomore album, Powerplant, the follow-up to Before The World Was Big, one of the best albums of 2015. As previously reported, the album features a full band, and Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker were joined by drummer Miles Wintner in the studio to open up a more vibrant range of sounds compared to their previous stripped back guitar-and-bass setup. Lead single “123” shows off this new dynamic — it starts off slow and muted before blasting into technicolor a third of the way through. It’s a fleshed-out take on “The Wall,” a song that appeared on Tucker’s Looking Pretty At The Wall solo EP from last year. The lyrics that the EP title were taken from show up in the song — “Looking pretty at the wall/ O, my mistaken love installed/ While the moth doesn’t talk but in the dress the holes you saw/ Keep on walking back outside to see a sigh under nice light.” It’s a song about finding beauty in banality, and the video, which was directed by Nicholas Rattigan, sees Tucker attempting to open up in a new relationship, when all she can manage to do is bleed paint in a manifestation of her own inner anxieties. It’s dreamlike imagery that fits the song well. Watch and listen via The Fader and get all the Powerplant details below.

01 “123”
02 “Sleepless”
03 “Corner Store”
04 “Your Heart”
05 “Kiss And Burn”
06 “Fast Dust”
07 “Powerplant”
08 “High Rise”
09 “Soup”
10 “She Goes By”
11 “It Gets More Blue”
12 “Static Somewhere”

Tour Dates:
05/23 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
05/24 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
05/25 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
05/26 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
05/27 Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore
05/31 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
06/01 Iowa City, IA @ The Mill
06/02 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
06/04 Detroit, MI @ El Club
06/05 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
06/06 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
06/07 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
06/09 Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
06/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
06/11 Washington, DC @ Rock + Roll Hotel
06/13 Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
06/14 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell Stage)
06/15 New Orleans, LA @ Republic
06/16 Houston, TX @ Walter’s
06/17- Austin, TX @ Barracuda
06/20 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
06/21 San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
06/22 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House

Powerplant is out 5/12 via Anti-. Pre-order it here.

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