LA viral punk band, The Linda Lindas, have landed a record deal with legendary label Epitaph.
Last week, the band went viral after sharing a raucous performance of ‘Racist Sexist Boys’ in a library. The track penned by band members Mila and Eloise following an incident at school after a boy made a disparaging comment to the former.
“A little while before we went into lockdown, a boy in my class came up to me and said that his dad told him to stay away from Chinese people,” Mila says during the performance at the library. “After I told him that I was Chinese, he backed away from me. Eloise and I wrote this song based on that experience,” she added.
The performance went down a treat on social media and secured them a deal with Epitaph, who shared the clip on their official YouTube page.
Even though it appears that the band shot out of nowhere, that’s far from the truth. The Linda Lindas started with punk rock covers in 2018 and quickly won over artists like Best Coast, Money Mark, the Dils and Alley Cats, and were asked by Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna to open for them at the Hollywood Palladium in 2019.
The Palladium caught the attention of Parks and Recreation’s Amy Poehler’s attention, who recruited the band to contribute music for her Netflix film Moxie.