The Linda Lindas announce LP ‘Growing Up’
The Linda Lindas have announced their debut full-length, will drop on April 8, 2022 via Epitaph Records, entitled Growing Up. Along with the news,, the band has shared a video for the title track “Growing Up,” written by vocalist/guitarist Lucia. The video directed by Humberto Leon, co-founder of fashion brand Opening Ceremony and owner of Los Angeles restaurant CHIFA. The video, was completely shot on iPhone 13 Pro Max. The Linda Lindas will play live shows opening for The Beths, Jawbreaker and Best Coast this spring and have just been announced on the line-up for When We Were Young festival taking place in Las Vegas on October 22. Full tour dates are below with more dates being announced soon.
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.”
The Linda Lindas went on to self-release a four-song EP, make their own videos 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 put them smack in the middle of the cultural zeitgeist. “It can be comforting, in times like these, to be slapped cold by undeniable truth. And so it is with The Linda Lindas a band made up of four Asian and Latina teens and tweens [who] have generated a significant wave of attention in the three years since the band was founded,” said the New York Times. “And this new song, which Eloise said was inspired by a real-life experience, is a needs-no-explanation distillation of righteous anger. It’s severely relatable.”
A month later, 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 Carlos de la Garza oversaw recording and production. The Grammy-winning producer’s work includes Paramore, Bad Religion, Best Coast, and Bleached.
The Linda Lindas
2022 Tour Dates
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
Oct 29 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young Festival
*w/ The Beths
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