Girlpool to bring alt-folk to M-Shop

Tana Gam-Ad

Up and coming folk band Girlpool, mainly comprised of Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad, are performing at the M-Shop on Friday, October 19 at 8 p.m.

Tucker and Tividad who sing and play guitar and bass respectively, recently dropped their second full studio album “Powerplant” earlier this summer on May 12 under Anti Records.

With a combination of vulnerable voices, distinct harmonies, introspective lyrics, and recently added percussion by drummer Miles Winter, Tucker and Tividad have produced music that listens like socially conscious poetry wrapped up in changing harmonies with a soft alt-rock vibe.

Their sound has evolved from their well-received freshman album, “Before the World Was Big,” and self-titled EP. Their music has gone from focus on small sounds and muted melodies with punk-ish influences to dissonant songs through the climaxes and retractions found through most of their new tracks, with a more fleshed out sound.

The essence of the band, however, is not lost. They manage to keep their voices exposed, setting them center stage, and their lyrics still as fiery and thoughtful as ever. Though Tucker and Tividad spent most of the writing process living apart, all but four songs on the record were done together. This speaks to their dedication to Girlpool and their music and it translates in their music.

Girlpool and their hushed tones are emphatically and firmly proving themselves as a folk band with an ever-maturing sound. Their presence at the M-Shop this Friday is sure to be a treat.

Their show will be opened by garage-pop trio Lala Lala and and rock group Palm.

Tickets are $10 for ISU students and $15 for the public. These tickets can be purchased at the M-Shop box office or online via