Posted: March 4, 2021 in MUSIC
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Brooklyn band Pom Pom Squad signed to City Slang records with their new single, which is inspired, in part, by The Virgin Suicides, as is the accompanying video, which was co-directed by lead singer and guitarist Mia Berrin and Julia Sub. If the song sounds familiar, it’s because it’s been around in demo form for at least four years. 

“It’s about the fear of intimacy I felt as a teen that stemmed from negative early experiences of male attention,” Mia says. “The Virgin Suicides, one of my very favourite movies, captured that fear in a way that deeply resonated—the scene where Trip leaves Lux alone on the football field. He had gone through the effort of making her love him and then, when he got what he wanted, he left. I released the demo for this song on Bandcamp when I was in college and it ended up being played on BrooklynVegan’s blog radio on Sirius XMU. It was the first lightbulb that maybe I had a calling in music. The release has been a long time coming, but ultimately, I’m glad I waited so that I could really do right by this thing and simultaneously, by my teenage self.”

‘LUX‘ is out now via City Slang.

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