Beloved Los Angeles punk band The Linda Lindas release a video for “Why,” a standout from their critically acclaimed debut album Growing Up, out now via Epitaph Records. The video, directed by Elizabeth Ito and Suzie Vlček, features Kathleen Hanna as the voice of the interviewer and story and character design by the band’s Eloise Wong.”
“The ‘Why’ music video is a tribute to The Decline of Western Civilization, the legendary 1981 documentary about L.A. punk by Penelope Spheeris, and Spirited Away, one of our favorite Miyazaki movies. it is set an an imaginary Save Music in Chinatown show, part of the series of all-ages matinee fund raisers for music education at Eloise’s school, where we played some of our earliest gigs with some of the musicians from Decline––Alice Bag, Phranc, Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski––who are now our friends. The art was drawn by Eloise, the flyers are real, and no dessert was wasted!”
Earlier this week the band performed “Oh!” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Band member Mila De La Garza, at age 11, was also the youngest musical performer in Tonight Show history.