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Girlpool premieres title track to debut album Before the World Was Big — listen

on April 15, 2015, 1:25pm

Girlpool’s debut album, Before the World Was Big, is filled with lo-fi ruminations on the loss of innocence and growing up in a world of disillusionment. Perhaps no track carries these weighty themes with more care than the album’s title track and lead single.

“Before the World Was Big” opens with the nostalgic plinkings of a child’s toy piano, the kind with the rainbow colored keys. Then, thoughtful bass thumbings and slightly dispirited skipping guitar lines come in as Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker sing in unison about how their neighborhood doesn’t look the same now that they’re a few feet taller and a few years older. It all comes to head as the two sing in a round, “I just miss how it felt standing next to you wearing matching dresses before the world was big.” Wistfully earnest, the track is at once sweet and just a bit heartbreaking.

Listen in below.

Before the World Was Big is due out June 2nd via Wichita Recordings, with pre-orders going on here. Ahead of a record release show on July 1st, the band has a string of tour dates that sees them opening for Waxahatchee. See the full itinerary following the album tracklist.

Before The World Was Big Tracklist:
01. Ideal World
02. Dear Nora
03. Before The World Was Big
04. Chinatown
05. Cherry Picking
06. Magnifying Glass
07. Crowded Stranger
08. Pretty
09. Emily
10. I Like That You Can See It

Girlpool 2015 Tour Dates:
04/24 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister *
04/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar *
04/26 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *
04/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy *
04/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
05/01 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir *
05/02 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *
05/03 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *
05/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club *
05/08 – Chicago, IL @ The Beat Kitchen *
05/09 – Detroit, MI @ UFO *
05/10 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison *
05/11 – Montreal,  QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB *
05/12 – Burlington, VT @ The Monkey House *
05/13 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair *
05/14 – East Greenwich, RI @ Greenwich Odeum *
07/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Eagle Rock Center for the Arts ^
07/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg %
08/08-09 – Atlanta, GA @ Wrecking Ball Fest

* = w/ Waxahatchee
^ = Record Release Show w/ Stephen Steinbrink and Michael Vidal
% = w/ Alex G

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