LA teenage pop-punk band The Linda Lindas released their debut album 'Growing Up' this week, dealing with the issue from the title. “We hope it resonates with everyone and not just kids. You don’t stop growing up after you’re a kid!” - as guitarist Lucia de la Garza (15) told MTV. Her sister Mila (11), shares - “[The songs] are like parts of us. So if you listen to it, you kinda get to know us a little better, Consequence reports.

Young, rageful girls
May 31, 2021

Essay: What I love about the Linda Lindas

Medium writer Patsy Fergusson explaines why she liked Linda Lindas' 'Racist, Sexist Boy': "I’m not a fan of punk music. Screaming annoys me. But I loved the song... because it broke so many tired stereotypes.

  • I loved that the girls felt safe making that horrible sound
  • I loved that their local librarians supported them in doing it
  • I loved that they’re so young: 10, 13, 14, and 16
  • I loved that the singer screaming the rageful lyrics is Asian, exploding the submissive Asian female stereotype
  • And I loved the message in the lyrics: racism and sexism are bad!".

“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. After I told him that I was Chinese, he backed away from me. Eloise and I wrote this song based on that experience” - Mila (10) describes how she and her bandmate Eloise (13) wrote 'Racist Sexist Boys', a song that made their band The Linda Lindas the stars of this week. LA punks are rounded up by Lucia (14) and Bela (16), and they've been playing for two years now. Consequence brings the story of the band.