The debut album by Girlpool on digital download - includes a free instant download of Ideal World.
Before The World Was Big track list:
1. Ideal World
2. Dear Nora
3. Before The World Was Big
5. Cherry Picking
6. Magnifying Glass
7. Crowded Stranger
10. I Like That You Can See It
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Girlpool is a Philadelphia based two piece made up of Cleo Tucker (Guitar) and Harmony Tividad (Bass). The two met at Los Angeles DIY venue the Smell and quickly grew very close. Their sound is raw, comprised only of a guitar, bass and vocal harmonies. Cleo and Harmony use this stripped-down instrumentation to accentuate their vulnerable and powerful lyrics.
After releasing their self-titled EP, Girlpool relocated to Philadelphia at the end of 2014 looking for change of pace and scenery. There they recorded their debut LP, Before The World Was Big, with Kyle Gilbride (of Swearin'). Before The World Was Big explores the concepts of growth, friendship, and the interaction between identity and environment. The introspective-punk duo captures growing pains and existential quandaries with a honest and true intention.
Praise for Girlpool:
*"When Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker harmonize, it's like a lightning bolt to the gut.” *– Songs We Love – NPR
“Armed with just two guitars, the duo reel you in with seriously catchy hooks and achieve more depth with these songs than any drum kit ever could." *– NME
“If rebellion had a sound, I imagine it would end up sounding a lot like Girlpool... fresh, raw, and uncompromising." – Stereogum
Musical Artist to Watch in 2015 *– New York Times
THIS IS A PRE-ORDER ITEM - THE ALBUM WILL BE AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD ON RELEASE - 1ST JUNE 2015
Ivy Tripp is the third album by Waxahatchee and follows on from 2013's critically acclaimed Cerulean Salt.
Recorded and engineered by Kyle Gilbride of Wherever Audio at Katie Crutchfield’s home on New York’s Long Island—with drums recorded in the gym of a local elementary school—Ivy Tripp presents a more developed and aged version of Waxahatchee.
2. Under A Rock
4. La Loose
5. Stale By Noon
6. The Dirt
10. Grey Hair
11. Summer Of Love
12. Half Moon
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The album will be available to download upon release on 6th April.
Don't Weight Down The Light is Meg Baird's third solo album - the follow up to 2011's highly acclaimed Seasons On Earth. The album was recorded at Eric Bauer’s Bauer Mansion studio - most famous for the ragged and raging sounds of Ty Segall, Six Organs’ “Hexadic,” White Fence, and Thee Oh Sees. Like Meg’s previous LPs (and much of Espers output,) the foundation of Don’t Weigh Down the Light is her lyrical, precise, and propulsive fingerstyle guitar work and a voice that’s alternately soaring, tender, soothing, and deep with mystery—one that more than a few have likened to the folk’s greatest female voices: Sandy Denny, Jaqui McShee, and Shirley Collins.
But where Dear Companion and Seasons on Earth were relatively minimalist affairs, Don’t Weigh Down The Light swims in colours and texture. Electric guitars and organs float and dart around Meg’s intricate picking and voice like ghosts. Distant drums become heartbeats. Piano and electric 12-string guitars shimmer like sun shining on rippling, crystalline seas.