On Loop: “Before the World Was Big” by...

On Loop: “Before the World Was Big” by Girlpool

It’s only been four months, but L.A. natives Girlpool have already made the most of 2015 by releasing three singles and embarking on their current opening tour for Waxahatchee, as well as slating a June debut for their freshmen attempt, Before the World Was Big. Just yesterday, the indie-rock duo dropped the title track to that record–and it is as marvelous, as it is melodically simplistic.

In a quirky, nostalgia-ladden soundtrack of suburban girlhood, Tucker and Tividad’s harmonies cut through the episodic lyrics and an enduring bass line. “Seven thirty-five in the morning, I leave my house/Trying not to think of all the ways this place has changed,” the duo echo in their raw, adolescent croons. Singing of afterschool rendeavous, jean dresses, mom and dad, and standing on the cusp of adulthood, “Before the World Was Big” is a short-but-sweet longing for the days when the entire world seemed to fit in your palms.

Girlpool make their entrance onto the indie music scene June 2 via Witchita.

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