The Linda Lindas – Talking To Myself, new Song of the Day

The Linda Lindas just dropped Talking To Myself, the first single of their forthcoming album Growing Up, a few hours ago. We’ve made it today’s song of the day.

It’s not even Friday yet andThe Linda Lindas The Linda Lindas have dropped a music video for their new single Talking To Myself. Here is the media blurb.

Hot off the press is The Linda Lindas’ new single Talking To Myself. With crunchy riffs, singalong vocal melodies, and a whacky music video it establishes their confidence in the global pop-punk scene. Of course, everyone is all too familiar with the concept of talking to themselves through multiple lockdowns and self-isolating through the global pandemic. The single couldn’t have landed at a better time.

The Linda Lindas first played together as members of a pickup new wave cover band of kids assembled by Kristin Kontrol (Dum Dum Girls) for Girlschool LA in 2018. They then formed their own garage punk group just for fun. Sisters Mila de la Garza (drummer, now 11) and Lucia de la Garza (guitar, 14), cousin Eloise Wong (bass, 13), and family friend Bela Salazar (guitar, 17) developed their chops as regulars at all-ages matinees in Chinatown. There, they played with original L.A. punks like The Dils, Phranc, and Alley Cats. They went on to open for riot grrrl legends Bikini Kill and architect Alice Bag as well as DIY heavyweights Best Coast and Bleached. Eventually, they were featured in Amy Poehler’s movie Moxie.

When the pandemic put a pause on shows, The Linda Lindas went on to self-release a four-song EP, make their own videos (including a get-out-the-vote effort with friends such as Tony Reflex from AdolescentsAdam Pfahler from JawbreakerTae Won Yu from Kicking GiantAllison Wolfe, Lois Maffeo, Money Mark, and Mike Watt), and grow a following beyond Los Angeles. But they never expected or could have even dreamed that their performance of Racist, Sexist Boy for the Los Angeles Public Library in May 2021 would take them from punk shows to TV shows.

A month later, when the school year ended and summer began, The Linda Lindas got to work on their first full-length LP. Having written a mountain of new material individually while sheltering in place and attending class virtually, the band was more than ready to enter the studio where Mila and Lucia’s dad (and Eloise’s uncle and Bela’s “uncle”) Carlos de la Garza oversaw recording and production. The Grammy-winning producer’s work includes Paramore, Bad Religion, Best Coast, and Bleached.

A product of generations of underground music in L.A. and beyond, The Linda Lindas’ debut channels classic punk, post-punk, power pop, new wave, and other surprises into timelessly catchy and cool songs sung by all four members­, each with her own style and energy. A handful of cuts have already been previewed at shows and enthusiastically approved by diehard followers in the pit at L.A.’s DIY punk institution The Smell and Head in the Cloud festival-goers at The Rose Bowl alike.  The Linda Lindas are stoked to unleash Growing Up!

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