Los Angeles garage punks The Linda Lindas have announced the upcoming release of their latest record, Growing Up, on April 8 via Epitaph.
The band’s energetic brew of power pop, post-punk and indie rock has cemented their reputation as one of music’s most incendiary groups. After their self-titled debut EP was shared in 2020, the band quickly gained legions of fans for their Jawbreaker-esque aesthetic and adoration for genre deconstruction. For their forthcoming debut full-length, the band joined with producer Carlos de la Garza (Paramore, Bad Religion, Best Coast) to develop a fuller and more realized sound than what they’d previously dabbled in.
The band’s new single, and title track, “Growing Up”, is a chugging punk growler, chock full of ripping riffs and voices cast to the heavens. Not a throwback, but influenced by an anarchic early ’90s underground spirit, the song throws bouts of thudding percussion at your head and lays out melodies that stretch to distant points on the horizon. Windows will be rolled down, lyrics are likely to be shouted until lungs are tired, and the band wouldn’t have it any other way.
The video for the track, directed by Humberto Leon (co-founder of fashion brand Opening Ceremony and owner of LA restaurant CHIFA), was completely shot on iPhone 13 Pro Max and finds the band jumping, lounging, and performing in a house as they’re watched over by their cats.
Leon says: “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.”
The band has also announced some upcoming tour dates leading up to, and following, the release of Growing Up. Check out those dates below and keep up with them through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can pre-order the album here.
Feb 11 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s *
Apr 01 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern #
Apr 02 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern #
Apr 03 – 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 03 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza #
Oct 22-23 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young Festival
*w/ The Beths