the Linda Lindas Why
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The Linda Lindas drop "Why" music video featuring Kathleen Hanna cameo—watch

The Linda Lindas have released a music video for “Why.” The track comes from their debut album, Growing Up.

The visual was directed by Elizabeth Ito and Suzie Vlček and features punk legend Kathleen Hanna as the voice of an interviewer.

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The punk quartet spoke about the video in a press release.

“The ‘Why’ music video is a tribute to The Decline of Western Civilization, the legendary 1981 documentary about LA punk by Penelope Spheeris, and Spirited Away, one of our favorite Miyazaki movies,” the band say. “It is set at an imaginary Save Music In Chinatown show, part of the series of all-ages matinee fundraisers for music education at Eloise’s school, where we played some of our earliest gigs with some of the musicians from DeclineAlice 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!”

The Linda Lindas will embark on a tour with Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Japanese Breakfast July 2. Grab tickets here, and look below for a list of tour dates.

Check out the video below.

The Linda Lindas 2022 tour dates

07/02 – Oakland, CA @ Mosswood Meltdown
07/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
07/12 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown *
07/14 – Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre *
07/15 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant *
07/17 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Brewery *
07/20 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat !
07/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore !
07/24 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
08/20 – Tokyo, JP @ Summer Sonic
08/21 – Osaka, JP @ Summer Sonic
10/01 – Forest Hills, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium #
10/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl *#
10/22 – Las Vegas, NV @ When We Were Young Festival
10/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ When We Were Young Festival
10/29 – Las Vegas, NV @ When We Were Young Festival

* with Japanese Breakfast
! with BACCHAE
# with Yeah Yeah Yeahs