All-female, teen punk band The Linda Lindas have signed to Epitaph Records following their viral performance inside the Los Angeles Public Library.
The band is made up of Bela (guitars, vocals), Eloise (bass, vocals), Lucia (guitar, vocals), and Mila (drums, vocals), with all the members aged between 10 and 16 years old. The quartet are two sisters, their cousin, and a close friend, and rightfully take pride in being a half Asian/half Latinx band.
The band went viral with their library performance of “Racist, Sexist Boy”, earning praise from the likes of Tom Morello and Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna. Before this though, The Linda Lindas appeared in the film Moxie, after Amy Poehler was impressed when she saw them open for Bikini Kill at the Hollywood Palladium in 2019.
Lucia and Mila are the daughters of producer-engineer Carlos de la Garza, who’s known for his work with the likes of Paramore and Bad Religion, and Eloise is the daughter of Martin Wong, co-founder of Giant Robot magazine. This might explain the connection with Epitaph, but regardless, these bad-ass girls show some insane potential and deserve all the praise they’re receiving.
During the library set – which also features an original song they wrote for Netflix’s “The Claudia Kishi Club,” documentary, and covers of the Muffs’ “Big Mouth” and Bikini Kill’s “Rebel Girl” – Mila introduces “Racist, Sexist Boy”:
“A little while before we went into lockdown, a boy came up to me in my class and said that his dad told him to stay away from Chinese people. After I told him that I was Chinese, he backed away from me. Eloise and I wrote this song based on that experience.”
Featured image courtesy of The Linda Lindas.