© 2021 WFAE
90.7 Charlotte 93.7 Southern Pines 90.3 Hickory 106.1 Laurinburg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Watch: Girlpool Goes Big (If Just A Little) And Lovingly Gross In '123' Video

On "123," Girlpool's foundation remains the same: Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad still sing in unison, somewhere between a yelp and an outcry. The guitar and bass counter their voices, as if telling a story within a story about friendship and failure. Girlpool's power has always been understated strength in small numbers — and then the drummer kicks in and and this small world opens up just a little more.

With the billowing "123," Girlpool announces its second album, Powerplant, as well as a jump up to a new label home, ANTI-, which means they now share a label with Neko Case, Title Fight and Deafheaven. It comes with a music video directed by Nick Rattigan and featuring Sally Spitz from the L.A. post-punk band French Vanilla in what the band tells The Fader is "a relationship that simultaneously exists as toxic and loving."

Powerplantcomes out May 12 on ANTI-. Watch Girlpool's Tiny Desk Concert.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.