The LINDA LINDAS – ” Oh / Racist Sexist Boy “

Posted: February 8, 2022 in MUSIC

If you’re feeling disillusioned with the state of things, at least The Linda Lindas are here to restore some of your faith. If you’re opening for Bikini Kill in 2019 and then going viral for a track called ‘Racist, Sexist Boy’ two years later (a response to a racist comment made by someone at school) while not even being legal adults yet, you must be doing something right. Half Asian and half Latinx. Two sisters, a cousin, and their close friend. The Linda Lindas channel the spirit of original punk, power pop, and new wave through today’s ears, eyes, and minds. Mila , Eloise , Lucia , and Bela first played together as part of Kristin Kontrol’s pickup cover band comprised of inexperienced kids for Girlschool L.A in January 2018, where they were joined by Bobb and Bethany from Best Coast and Karen O. hand-picked by Riot Grrrl legends Bikini Kill to open up for them at one of their reunion shows at the Hollywood Palladium. 

The Linda Lindas perform live for a World Cafe Session with host, Raina Douris. Recorded in Los Angeles at EastWest Studios in January 2022.

Set List: Oh!; Racist Sexist Boy; No Clue; Growing Up.

Comprising four teen and tween girls, they formed almost four years ago, they’re already well on their way to real stardom despite their young ages—the eldest is 17 and the youngest is just 11. Released through Epitaph Records is an artist-first indie label founded in Los Angeles by Bad Religion guitarist, Brett Gurewitz. Early releases from a variety of punk heavyweights helped launch the 90s punk explosion. Along the way, Epitaph has grown and evolved creatively while sticking to its mission of helping real artists make great recordings on their own terms.

Most recent single ‘Oh!’ has riot grrrl energy and post-punk excitement, while ‘Racist, Sexist Boy’, live from the LA Public Library, has relentless DIY punk spirit. After their amazing performance of “Racist, Sexist Boy” at the LA Public Library we couldn’t wait to meet this tween & teen punk band. Jimmy checks in with them backstage during the monologue and they talk about going viral and the meaning behind their now famous song, and later in the show they make their national television debut performing live in our studio!

Imagine where they could be in five or even ten years’ time, when they’ll still only be in their twenties. But first, it’s time to see them grab 2022 by the scruff of the neck.

May be a cartoon

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