Girlpool announce new album 'What Chaos Is Imaginary', share lead single 'Hire'

The Los Angeles indie rock duo return with an album that sees them evolve from their early DIY roots, incorporating synths, drum machines and even a string octet into the mix


                            Girlpool announce new album 'What Chaos Is Imaginary', share lead single 'Hire'

While fans of Girlpool are still reeling from their highly acclaimed 2017 sophomore album 'Powerplant', the Los Angeles indie rock duo have announced yet another new album to arrive early next year. Titled 'What Chaos Is Imaginary', Girlpool's third studio effort is reportedly the result of years spent fine-tuning the craft of creating music in a digital world. It's set for release February 1, 2019, via Anti-Records.

In anticipation of the release, Girlpool shared the lead single from the album, titled 'Hire'. Driven by a syncopated off-kilter drum beat and full-rounded acoustic guitars, the song sees the duo of Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker depart from their DIY sound towards a more crisp, focused effort. The lyrics remain abstract but evocative. “Will I make the matinée with my newest life and be that bright time/ Advertise what makes you crazy so I can second guess my focus, are you gonna hire me?” Tucker sings on the opening verse. Listen to the new single below:

The 14-track album also includes 'Where You Sink' and "Lucy’s," both of which were released as independent singles last month. In a statement released by the band, Girlpool teased the use of synthesizers, drum machines, and a string octet on the album. While the previewed tracks still display Girlpool's signature guitar swells, there is no doubt that the new album will see the band experimenting with new things.

"It was invigorating playing stripped down and raw when Girlpool began," said Tucker of the new album. "As we change, what gets us there is going to change too."

"It’s helped me find validity in parts of my writing I found to be unapproachable,” Tividad said of the duo’s new creative process. “I thought my stream-of-consciousness was unsophisticated.”

Girlpool will also embark on a North American tour with Hatchie in support of the new album starting April 2019. 'What Chaos Is Imaginary' is available to pre-order now via Anti-Records. Check out the two early singles from the album and the tracklisting below, along with the newly announced tour dates. For tickets and more information, visit Girlpool's official website.

'What Chaos Is Imaginary' tracklist:
01. Lucy’s
02. Stale Device
03. Where You Sink
04. Hire
05. Pretty
06. Chemical Freeze
07. All Blacked Out
08. Lucky Joke
09. Minute In Your Mind
10. What Chaos Is Imaginary
11. Hoax And The Shrine
12. Swamp And Bay
13. Josephs Dad
14. Roses

Girlpool 2019 Tour Dates:
04/04 – Tustin, CA @ Marty’s On Newport 
04/05 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah 
04/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater 
04/09 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent 
04/11 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom 
04/12 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos 
04/13 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret 
04/16 – St Paul, MN @ Turf Club 
04/17 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon 
04/18 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall 
04/19 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig 
04/20 – Toronto, ON @ Longboat Hall 
04/21 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz 
04/23 – Boston, MA @ Royale 
04/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg 
04/25 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom 
04/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts 
04/27 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes 
04/28 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat 
04/30 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall 
05/01 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt 
05/02 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn 
05/03 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon 
05/04 – Houston, TX @ Satellite 
05/05 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger 
05/07 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk 
05/08 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada 
05/09 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Coop 
05/10 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf 
05/11 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole