2022 has seen Blondshell (Sabrina Teitelbaum) capture the ears and attention of music critics and fans alike with the release of four singles and her incredibly captivating shows in Los Angeles, London and across the U.S. as the support for Porridge Radio. She will be closing out the year with a sold-out headline show at New York City’s Mercury Lounge tomorrow night (December 7th).
Today, along with the announcement that she has signed to Partisan Records (IDLES, Beth Orton, Fontaines D.C.), Blondshell has released her newest single (and first for her new label), “Veronica Mars.” The single, an instant-classic indie-rock banger propelled by a wall of wailing guitars, a perfect under-two-minute scorcher, is an ode to early-aughts-cult-TV and a subtly-stated depiction of how the media conditions us as kids, with Teitelbaum’s lyrics declaring “Logan’s a dick/I’m learning that’s hot.”
She shares, “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. ‘Gimme shelter’ refers to the song but I’m also saying please give me shelter from graphic TV and film, from New York City, overwhelming lyrics, etc. 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).”