In fronting Illuminati Hotties, the L.A.-based songwriter crafts intelligent storage rock that riffs on rampant younger grownup hangups: being low on money, being out of garments to put on, losing time on hookups that don't deserve it. Lyrics quirky and intelligent, guitars and synths crunching and fizzing simply so -- Illuminati Hotties' debut LP Kiss Yr Frenemies was one among final yr's under-the-radar triumphs.
Tudzin's secret weapon is her wildly various studio background: over the previous few years, her credit vary from indie rock (engineer on Amen Dunes' Freedom, mixing assistant on Slowdive's self-titled LP) to mass attraction hip-hop (assistant engineer on Logic's Everybody, sound design on the Hamilton soundtrack) to famous person pop (assistant engineer on latest classes with Lady Gaga and Barbra Streisand). We can't promise you'll hear all of these influences on her newest music, however you'll hear a couple of awful first date whose cute canine was the very best half.
Illuminati Hotties' first launch since final yr's full size is the delifghtully kick-ass "I Wanna Keep Yr Dog," a observe they've been performing stay for a while that lastly obtained the studio therapy. It's no throaway b-side both. It's robust as the very best tracks on Kiss Yr Frenemies and largely minimize from the identical sonic fabric: suppose the Supremes meet Los Campesinos! meet Jeff Rosenstock.
"One time I went on a date with somebody I met via a courting app," Tudzin tells Billboard. "Their canine was a lot cuter than they have been...should you’re on the market studying this, I’m sorry it didn’t work out. I nonetheless don’t have a canine however not less than I ended up with a music."
Check it out under, arriving the indie imprint Tiny Engines, and discover Illuminati Hotties' upcoming tour dates, together with a handful with American Football.
March 9: Flying Burrito Festival - Phoenix, Ari. March 12-16: SXSW - Austin, Tex. March 18: Larimer Lounge - Denver, Col. March 19: Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, Utah March 20: Treefort Music Fest - Boise, Idaho March 22: Sunset Tavern - Seattle, Wash. March 30:: Moroccan Lounge - Los Angeles, Cali. May 12: Regent Theatre - Los Angeles, Cali. ^ May 13: Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, Cali. ^ May 15: Wonder Ballroom - Portland, Ore. ^ May 16: Imperial - Vancouver, British Columbia ^ May 17: Showbox SoDo - Seattle, Wash. ^