“The songs tell a story of my gremlin-ass running around LA, sneaking into pools at night, messing up and starting over, begging for attention for one second longer, and asking the audience to let me do one more,” says Sarah Tudzin [via a recent press release] of illuminati hotties’ latest album, Let Me Do One More, which dropped last October via Snack Shack Tracks in partnership with Hopeless Records. The album, officially illuminati hotties’ second, is a collection of charmingly moody and ineffably infectious pop punk tunes that follows up 2020’s Free I.H: This Is Not the One You’ve Been Waiting For, a mixtape used to fulfill the band’s contract with Tiny Engines, who had violated contractual agreements with several of their artists. The sophomore LP made an abundance of year-end lists, including those of New York Times, NPR, Pitchfork, and Rolling Stone.
While fans of the self-proclaimed “tenderpunk” outfit are already dying to hear the songs of Let Me Do One More live, Tudzin and her illuminati hotties already have a brand new, standalone single, “Sandwich Sharer,” which dropped earlier this month, just prior to the start of their tour. The instantly anthemic grungy jam is about a freshly spawning relationship amidst whimsical reflections on Tudzin’s youth. illuminati hotties’ current tour is a double-headlining jaunt alongside indie folk singer/songwriter Fenne Lily and on Saturday, February 26th, they will be appearing in the legendary basement of the First Unitarian Church, with recently profiled grunge phenoms Pom Pom Squad (whose debut LP, Death of a Cheerleader, was produced by Tudzin) handling opening duties, for likely the most solid lineup the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection will see all year.
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