The Linda Lindas Share”Why” Video Featuring Kathleen Hann

Los Angeles punk band The Linda Lindas release a video for “Why,” a standout from their critically acclaimed debut album Growing Up, out now via Epitaph Records. The video, directed by Elizabeth Ito and Suzie Vlček, features Kathleen Hanna as the voice of the interviewer and story and character design by the band’s Eloise Wong.

The ‘Why’ music video is a tribute to The Decline of Western Civilization, the legendary 1981 documentary about L.A. punk by Penelope Spheeris, and Spirited Away, one of our favorite Miyazaki movies. it is set an imaginary Save Music in Chinatown show, part of the series of all-ages matinee fundraisers for music education at Eloise’s school, where we played some of our earliest gigs with some of the musicians from Decline––Alice Bag, Phranc, Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski––who are now our friends. The art was drawn by Eloise, the flyers are real, and no dessert was wasted!

The band has also announced additional tour dates with Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Japanese Breakfast this summer and fall. Fans can also catch the band at festivals including Mosswood Meltdown, Newport Folk Festival, and When We Were Young Festival.


July 2 – Oakland, CA – Mosswood Meltdown

July 11 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *

July 12 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown *

July 14 – Bloomington, IL – Castle Theatre *

July 15 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant *

July 17 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Brewery *

July 19 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom 

July 20 – Washington, DC – Black Cat !

July 21 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore !

July 22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg 

July 24 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival

Aug 20 – Tokyo, JP – Summer Sonic

Aug 21 – Osaka, JP – Summer Sonic

Oct 1 – Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Stadium #

Oct 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl *#

Oct 22, 23 & 29 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young Festival

* w/ Japanese Breakfast


# w/ Yeah Yeah Yeahs