Punk rock has taken many forms. The most interesting music often comes from its avant-garde wing, where the usual limitations are turned on their head and made fresh, daring, and new. Girlpool are the Los Angeles–based duo of guitarist Cleo Tucker and bassist Harmony Tividad. Together, they sing, harmonize, and yell intelligent lyrics that discuss sexism, angst, and their vulnerability as young women in a male-dominated scene. This debut EP is 15 minutes of seven quick songs that benefit from the stripped-down sound (the instruments are deliberately undistorted). It makes their message easier to understand.

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