Warner Chappell Music (WCM) has signed a worldwide administration agreement with breakout all-female punk rock band The Linda Lindas. The band rose to prominence in May 2021 with their powerful viral hit “Racist, Sexist Boy,” which racked up millions of views on YouTube and won Best Punk Record at this year’s Libera Awards. Coming off their debut album release, Growing Up, the band has made appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series and in May of this year, were named in Billboard’s 21 Under 21 list.
The Linda Lindas also recently landed several significant sync placements across film and television productions, including “Oh” in Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin (HBOMax) and Ms. Marvel (Disney+), as well as “Big Mouth” and “Rebel Girl” in Moxie (Netflix).
The Linda Linda’s said: “We’re so excited to be working with Warner Chappell. Greg and the team have been so welcoming and we look forward to working together!”
Greg Sowders, SVP, A&R and Catalog, Warner Chappell Music said: “The Linda Lindas are four talented young women who write and perform songs about growing up in the world around them, and this authenticity in their music resonates with music fans around the globe. They’re one of the most exciting, new, and culturally relevant artists around today, and their energy, passion, songwriting, and new ideas give me hope for the future of true alternative music. Oh!”
This half Asian and half Latinx punk rock band is made up of sisters Mila de la Garza (11, drummer) and Lucia de la Garza (15, guitarist), cousin Eloise Wong (14, bassist), and family friend Bela Salazar (guitarist, 17). The Linda Lindas first played together in 2018 for a one-off performance at Girlschool LA, an annual women-led festival in Los Angeles and in 2019 they wrote their first original song, “Claudia Kishi,” for the Netflix documentary short The Claudia Kishi Club. In 2021, they reached a wider audience by appearing in a key scene of the Amy Poehler film, Moxie, before performing their now-legendary set at the Los Angeles Public Library. Unexpectedly and organically, the “Racist, Sexist Boy” clip went viral, and later that year the band signed with Epitaph Records. They currently have more than 250K listeners on Spotify and recently completed a mini-European tour, opening for Japanese Breakfast, in addition to performing at major summer festivals, such as Primavera Sound and Outside Lands. The band has also played sold out headline shows all over the world, from the Troubadour in LA and the Bowery Ballroom in NYC to O2 Academy Islington in London.