May 6th, 2022

Beloved Los Angeles punk band The Linda Lindas release a video for “Why,” a standout from their critically acclaimed debut album Growing Up, out now via Epitaph Records. The video, directed by Elizabeth Ito and Suzie Vlček, features Kathleen Hanna as the voice of the interviewer and story and character design by the band’s Eloise Wong.”

“The ‘Why’ music video is a tribute to The Decline of Western Civilization, the legendary 1981 documentary about L.A. punk by Penelope Spheeris, and Spirited Away, one of our favorite Miyazaki movies. it is set an an imaginary Save Music in Chinatown show, part of the series of all-ages matinee fund raisers for music education at Eloise’s school, where we played some of our earliest gigs with some of the musicians from Decline––Alice Bag, Phranc, Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski––who are now our friends. The art was drawn by Eloise, the flyers are real, and no dessert was wasted!”

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March 3rd, 2022

Alex the Astronaut

ALEX THE ASTRONAUT is thrilled to announce her sophomore album How to Grow A Sunflower Underwater, out July 22, 2022 via Nettwerk. The follow up to her widely praised 2020 debut album The Theory Of Absolutely Nothing is an intimate exploration of post-traumatic growth, and a body of work affirming Alex as a truly essential songwriter, capable of transforming the way we view ourselves and the world around us. It features singles “Growing Up,” “Airport” and vividly heartfelt new single “Octopus,” which comes with a warm animated video capturing a journey of self-discovery that reflects Alex the Astronaut’s recent Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis. The singer, songwriter and storyteller is also confirmed to perform at SXSW 2022 – look for more information on her performances soon.

“A group of octopus can be called octopuses, octopi, or octopods. I like octopods the best,” notes Alex. “Octopods can change colour to blend in with their surroundings, regrow limbs, and decorate their houses with shells. They are amazing geniuses that live amongst us. Growing up we learn that only people that show a certain set of skills can be called clever, or valuable to society. When I was diagnosed with ASD last year I was worried people would look at me funny and think that I don’t fit when they found out, which they do sometimes but I learnt that we all have a different set of superpowers, like our friends the octopods. All of us need a little help from our friends sometimes and all of us have a superpower that could help the world grow. If we stopped worrying about how much everyone does or doesn’t fit I think we’d all be braver, more curious and much kinder.”

On How to Grow A Sunflower Underwater, Alex the Astronaut shares, “I’d written a couple songs that were far more vulnerable than anything I’d done before, and I started to see that I needed to keep being that vulnerable if I wanted to make something that contributed to the world. I like to write songs that have a purpose to them—so even if it felt uncomfortable sometimes I had to tell myself, ‘Let’s just keep swimming.’”

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March 2nd, 2022

Los Angeles-based, all-female punk band The Linda Lindas share a video for their new single “Talking To Myself,” from their highly anticipated debut album Growing Up. The black and white Ryan Baxley-directed video is a playful tribute to the classic Twilight Zone episode “Living Doll.”

Of the song, the band’s Lucia de la Garza says “The song is about the spiral you go into when you’re lonely. You start to question yourself and all the decisions you’ve made. I’m always looking back on conversations and going “Oh, I should have said this, I should have said that”. But it’s also about needing other people, not just for reassurance, but because we’ve all learned from the pandemic that you need other people to talk to in order to stay sane.”

TOUR DATES:

Apr 1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern # – SOLD OUT

Apr 2 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern # – SOLD OUT

Apr 3 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern #

Apr 10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour – SOLD OUT

Apr 27 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza # – SOLD OUT

Apr 28 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza # – SOLD OUT

Apr 29 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza # – SOLD OUT

Apr 30 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza # – SOLD OUT

May 1 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge – SOLD OUT

July 2 – Oakland, CA – Mosswood Meltdown

Aug 20 – Tokyo, JP – Summer Sonic

Aug 21 – Osaka, JP – Summer Sonic

Oct 22 & 29 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young Festival

# w/ Jawbreaker

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February 1st, 2022

Los Angeles-based, all-female punk band The Linda Lindas have announced their forthcoming album Growing Up. The highly anticipated release is due out digitally on April 8 and on physical formats June 3 via Epitaph Records. Today, the band shares the title track “Growing Up,” written by vocalist/guitarist Lucia. Alongside the track, they release the music video directed by Humberto Leon, co-founder of fashion brand Opening Ceremony and owner of Los Angeles restaurant CHIFA. The video, completely shot on iPhone 13 Pro Max, features custom clothing from Rodarte & Batsheva, and eyewear from Warby Parker.

 

Humberto Leon on directing “Growing Up”:

“Directing my first video for The Linda Lindas was a dream come true because I love the message and voice the girls have, and I am a true fan. I was really inspired by the girl’s love of cats and wanted to take that to the next level and so the video is a conversation about turning points in their lives all being viewed through the gaze of their cats. It creates a narrative of whether the cats want to trade places with the girls or vice-a-versa.This video was extra special because I worked with the girls on designing the outfits with Batsheva, styling the looks with Rodarte and Warby Parker. The entire video was a collaboration between me and the girls. By shooting the video on iPhone 13 Pro Max, it created an intimacy with the video that felt like we were listening in on a day in the life of The Linda Lindas.”

Tomorrow night, The Linda Linda’s will perform on The Late Show With James Corden.

TOUR DATES:

*w/ The Beths

#w/ Jawbreaker

Feb 11 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s *

Apr 1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern #

Apr 2 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern #

Apr 3 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern #

Apr 27 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza #

Apr 28 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza #

Apr 29 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza #

Apr 3 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza #

Oct 22-23 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young Festival

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November 18th, 2021

Alex the Astronaut shares her new single “Growing Up” along with a sentimental video of the artist growing up from infant through to the release of her critically acclaimed debut album The Theory of Absolutely Nothing (2020). The Australian singer, songwriter and storyteller’s music has connected because she digs into what makes us human and on “Growing Up” we see that in spades. The new song is her first new single since The Theory of Absolutely Nothing’s release last summer.

“Writing music had become stressful, so I started going to the beach and snorkelling around with the fish. One afternoon I was snorkelling and thinking about my questions and my friends, and it came to me that it’s just like the handbook idea. That, at some point, everyone is kicked in the head with the realisation that there is no handbook and no answers – we’re all in this without training wheels and we just have to keep swimming together. That’s what ‘Growing Up’ is about. When I got home, I sat down on my floor — where I write all my songs — and wrote the whole song in less than a day.”

She adds, “Writing songs and meeting some colourful fish definitely exceeded all my expectations of how I’d spend my days as a grown up.”

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