Last month LA-based singer/songwriter Sabrina Teitelbaum – better known as Blondshell – sent millennials on a nostalgic excursion through the trials and tribulations of our formative years with her latest single, “Veronica Mars,” an ode to the CW teen drama and an acknowledgement of just how fucked up are the things pop culture teaches teens about life… “I was obsessed with the show ‘Veronica Mars’ as a kid and I was revisiting it around the time I wrote this song. I wanted to sing about that childhood era when I was being exposed to a lot more than I was comfortable with… I think the song is just about having my boundaries crossed and the effects of those transgressions (for example, growing up to think men are hot if they’re assholes),” said Blondshell about the under-two-minute-long alt rocker upon its release.
“Veronica Mars” was the fifth of Blondshell’s singles to drop last year, following “Olympus,” “Kiss City” (which Stereogum called a “classic-pop ballad”), “Sepsis” (a “Song You Need,” according to Fader), and “Cartoon Earthquake,” which was included in the Spotify Singles series. The release of “Veronica Mars” coincided with the announcement of Blondshell’s signing to Partisan Records, along with a sold-out headlining show at New York City’s Mercury Lounge. This coming Tuesday, January 24th, Blondshell will release her next single, “Joiner,” and next Friday, January 27th, she will find herself at our very own Union Transfer, as immediate support for Suki Waterhouse’s current jaunt. Check out the official video for “Veronica Mars” and pick up your tickets to see Blondshell at our favorite Eraserhead ballroom!
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