“Growing Up” by The Linda Lindas is Melissa’s DJ Pick of the Week! This is the title track off of the band’s debut album, set to meet the public on April 8th. The Linda Lindas is a group of very young musicians. With ages ranging from 11 to 17 years old, members include Lucia de la Garza and her sister Mila de la Garza. Their cousin Eloise Wong joins them on the bass and family friend Bela Salazar on guitar. The girls have been playing music together since 2018, and have opened for artists such as Best Coast and Bleached. They were even featured in Amy Poehler’s movie, Moxie.
When the pandemic put a pause on shows, the band went on to self-release a four-song EP. They also made their own videos and grew a following beyond Los Angeles. They did a performance of their song “Racist, Sexist Boy” at the LA Public Library and it became wildly popular, gathering over a million views on YouTube. The Linda Lindas then 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, Carlos de la Garza, oversaw recording and production. The Grammy-winning producer’s work includes Paramore, Bad Religion, Best Coast, and Bleached.
The music video for “Growing Up” is very colorful and fun. In addition, it showcases the de la Garza sisters’ childhood bedroom and outdoor playground. Also featured heavily in the video are their pet cats. Director Humberto Leon noted, “the video is a conversation about turning points in their lives all being viewed through the gaze of their cats”. The video features custom Rodarte & Batsheva clothing, as well as Warby Parker eyewear. You can watch that video here:
Tune into 100.1 FM or lightning100.com to hear “Growing Up” by The Linda Lindas as Melissa’s DJ Pick of the Week. Be sure to let us know your thoughts! Tweet at us with #L100DJPick and share your take on the track.