• Courtesy of Wichita Recordings
  • Girlpool

Waxahatchee played a sold-out show at the Empty Bottle last night, and this evening they play another at Beat Kitchen, this time with openers Girlpool. The stripped-down, superminimal guitar-and-bass LA duo of Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad play simple pop numbers run through a fractured, grungy filter. On today’s 12 O’Clock Track, “This Place” (off of Girlpool’s split tape with Slutever), they channel plenty of 90s sounds and cram them into the song’s brief two minutes. Sweet harmonies sound like That Dog until a Veruca Salt-flavored, off-kilter edginess comes into play, and the plunky, spooky vibes make the whole thing sound like Nirvana, minus the pummeling drums. Check out Girlpool below, and make sure to arrive early enough to catch them if you’re lucky enough to have a Waxahatchee ticket for tonight.