Sounds of SXSW 2015 #31: Girlpool

It's getting to be that time of year again, y'all. That time in March when spring is tantalizingly close, and when bands from just about every corner of the earth (and the music press who loves them) gathers in Austin for SXSW. I know some folks think it's just a big industry schmooze-fest, but I still get a thrill out of checking out the (massive) list of bands and finding someone new to fall in smit with. The bands I'm profiling this year are bands that I would definitely seek out were I going to SXSW this year. If you're going to Austin, or even if you're not, give them a listen.

There's something endearingly awkward about LA girls Girlpool. They've got a don't-give-a-fuck vibe, but there's also a sweetness to their racket. "If you are a Jane put your fist up too," they proclaim, backed by unabashed basslines and strumming. Worth a closer look, for sure.

[posted 3.15.15]


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