The Linda Lindas collaborate with Bikini Kill

Watch The Linda Lindas collab w/ Kathi & Erica from Bikini Kill & Vice Cooler in "Lost In Thought" video, LAND TRUST album out today
Watch The Linda Lindas collab w/ Kathi & Erica from Bikini Kill & Vice Cooler in "Lost In Thought" video, LAND TRUST album out today

The Linda Lindas collab w/ Kathi & Erica from Bikini Kill & Vice Cooler in “Lost In Thought” video, LAND TRUST: Benefit for The NEFOC album out today. The BandCamp exclusive album also features Kathleen Hanna, Kim Gordon, Alice Bag, Satomi Matsuzaki (Deerhoof), Kelley Deal, Mike Watt, Ah-Mer-Ah-Su, The Raincoats, Katie Alice Greer (Priests), Palberta, Brontez Purnell, Rachel Aggs (Shopping) and many more.

As with all of the other songs on LAND TRUST – including the record’s first two singles, made with Kathleen Hanna and Kim Gordon respectively – the song was the result of a remote collaboration between Lyle and Cooler that began in the early days of the pandemic. Lyle approached Cooler with the idea that they’d write songs together via file sharing ask their friends in their music community to add vocals, lyrics, and bass. Then they’d make the results available as a benefit record.

Lyle says, “When we came up with the music for this one, it just felt like a rager and it brought to mind for me the pure exuberance of The Linda Lindas, so I suggested we invite them to sing on it. I thought of asking Kathi to add bass because I just remember how much we all enjoyed playing with and being around The Linda Lindas when they opened for Bikini Kill at The Palladium in 2019. Having them on a track with Kathi also really fit with the general theme of the record we were making which was shaping up as an intergenerational lineup of lady rocker badasses.”

Lucia of The Linda Lindas commented on the songwriting process: “We all liked the idea of a call-and-response vocal thing in the verse, which really just took after the instrumental part. It’s about feeling overwhelmed by everything bottled up in your brain and getting so lost in yourself you become unaware of your surroundings.”

Bella chimes in: “In the bridge, there’s this chaos. It’s meant to represent how sometimes there are so many ideas or thoughts or just things on your mind, which gets so busy, and it’s supposed to feel like just the right amount of too much.”

The video, directed by Cooler, captures the infectious kids-being-kids vibes of The Linda Lindas, as seen through a SoCal skate-punk lens. It was shot while all of the artists were still observing strict covid protocols – but it didn’t stop them from having fun at the shoot. The Linda Lindas’ Mila recounts her experience: “We got to jump around and we even had a little circle pit. There were skateboards, cartwheels, dancing, cool poses, and hanging upside down on monkey bars. We checked all the boxes!” Cooler agrees, “We had a really positive afternoon filming and shot everyone in under one hour!”

THE LINDA LINDAS ON TOUR:

Jun 4 Sat – Rock am Ring – Nürburg, Germany
Jun 5 Sun – Rock im Park – Nürnberg, Germany
Jun 7 Tue – O2 Academy Islington – London, United Kingdom
Jul 2 Sat – Mosswood Meltdown – Oakland, CA
Jul 11 Mon – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
Jul 12 Tue – Slowdown – Omaha, NE
Jul 14 Thu – Castle Theatre – Bloomington, IL
Jul 15 Fri – The Pageant – St Louis, MO
Jul 17 Sun – Bell’s Brewery – Kalamazoo, MI
Jul 19 Tue – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Jul 20 Wed – Black Cat – Washington, DC
Jul 21 Thu – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
Jul 22 Fri – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
Jul 24 Sun – Newport Folk Festival – Newport, RI
Aug 20 Sat – Summer Sonic 2022 – Tokyo, Japan
Aug 20 Sat – Summer Sonic – Ōsaka, Japan
Sep 29 Thu – Théâtre Rialto – Montréal, QC
Oct 1 Sat – Forest Hills Stadium – Forest Hills, NY
Oct 6 Thu – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
Oct 22 Sat – When We Were Young – Las Vegas, NV
Oct 29 Sat – When We Were Young – Las Vegas, NV

BIKINI KILL ON TOUR

6/23 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
6/24 Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater
6/25 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
6/27 Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine
6/28 Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
6/30 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
7/01 Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
7/03 Oakland, CA @ Mosswood Meltdown
7/08 New York, NY @ Rooftop at Pier 17
7/09 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
7/11 Silver Spring @ MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
7/12 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
7/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
7/15 Boston, MA @ Boch Center Wang Theatre
7/16 South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Burlington
7/18 Montreal, QC @ M Telus
7/19 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
7/20 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
7/22 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
7/23 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
7/24 Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
8/05 Katowice, Poland @ OFF Festival
8/07 Berlin, Germany @ Astra Kulturhaus
8/08 Hamburg, Germany @ Gruenspan
8/11 Gothenburg, Sweden @ Way Out West Festival
8/12-14 Helsinki, Finland @ Flow Festival
9/08 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
9/09 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
9/11 Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theater
9/12 Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theater
9/15 Victoria, BC @ Distrikt Victoria
9/17 Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park

Order Land Trust: Benefit For NEFOC HERE