Girlpool Announce New Album, Share New Single "Hire"

What Chaos Is Imaginary comes out Feb. 1, 2019, on ANTI-

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Girlpool Announce New Album, Share New Single "Hire"

Girlpool have shared “Hire,” the latest single off their newly announced forthcoming album What Chaos Is Imaginary, due out Feb. 1, 2019, on ANTI- Records.

“Hire” follows the pair of songs Girlpool released earlier this year, “Lucy’s” and “Where You Sink.” While “Hire” is a more rollicking ride, it shares a tenderness with those previous releases. The central revelation of all of these songs is co-vocalist Cleo Tucker’s voice—Tucker transitioned after the band’s last album, and their voice is now a hearty, wounded baritone. The band’s signature harmonies feel weightier, Tucker’s vocals landing with heft while Harmony Tividad’s ethereal coos swirl overhead.

“Hire” finds Tucker maxing out their dynamic range, slowly raising the stakes from hop-along valleys of groove to scorching peaks of winding screams. The possibilities raised by the band’s new vocal dynamics are far-reaching, and “Hire” is a bracing proof of concept.

Listen to “Hire” and check out Girlpool’s 2017 performance at the Paste Studio below. The band will be touring with Hatchie in 2019—find their full list of tour dates further down.

Girlpool Tour Dates:

April
04 – Tustin, Calif. @ Marty’s On Newport *
05 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Casbah *
06 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Regent Theater *
09 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Independent *
11 – Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom *
12 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neumos *
13 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Biltmore Cabaret *
16 – St Paul, Minn. @ Turf Club *
17 – Madison, Wis. @ High Noon Saloon *
18 – Chicago, Ill @ Lincoln Hall *
19 – Ann Arbor, Mich. @ Blind Pig *
20 – Toronto, Ont. @ Longboat Hall *
21 – Montreal, Que. @ Bar Le Ritz *
23 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale *
24 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
25 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom *
26 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Underground Arts *
27 – Asbury Park, N.J. @ Asbury Lanes *
28 – Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat *
30 – Durham, N.C. @ Motorco Music Hall *

May
01 – Athens, Ga. @ 40 Watt *
02 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Saturn *
03 – Baton Rouge, La. @ Spanish Moon *
04 – Houston, Texas @ Satellite *
05 – San Antonio, Texas @ Paper Tiger *
07 – Austin, Texas @ Mohawk *
08 – Dallas, Texas @ Club Dada *
09 – Oklahoma City, Okla. @ 89th Street Coop *
10 – Santa Fe, N.M. @ Meow Wolf *
11 – Tucson, Ariz. @ 191 Toole *

(* w/ Hatchie)

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