L.A.’s illuminati hotties – which is actually the more singular creative outlet of producer, engineer and ‘burrito aficionado’ Sarah Tudzin – have just released ‘I Wanna Keep Yr Dog’… and we can’t stop playing it.
I know you want to keep me close / but when you’re gone it’s her I miss the most / I’d rather keep your dog
At first listen, illuminati hotties is a sun-drenched, irreverent volley with the onset of adulthood, but as the listener dives deeper, they will find an earnest consideration of musical phrasing and deliberately crafted wordplay regarding the complexity of love, loss, and skateboarding.
Armed with bright white shortveralls and a rotating line-up of Sarah’s bffs, illuminati hotties has been lighting up stages across SoCal, with playfully interweaving guitar lines, relentless rhythmic momentum, and strikingly self-aware vocals, since the autumn of 2016.
Summer 2018 saw the “tenderpunk pioneers” perfect their blend of sweetness and ferocity, of celebration and despondency with the release of debut album, Kiss Yr Frenemies. Their live show challenges audiences to bring their deepest feels and fiercest moves to the floor, and has elicited comparisons to Best Coast, Angel Olsen, Courtney Barnett, and Alvvays.
illuminati hotties have been touring relentlessly since the release of Kiss Yr Frenemies, including opening slots with Lucy Dacus, Los Campesinos!, Diet Cig, and Vundabar, and they’ll continue taking their dynamic live show on the road this spring, including an appearance at SXSW in Austin, Texas this month and upcoming dates in May with American Football. Full tour dates below.
‘I Wanna Keep Yr Dog’ is out now.
US Tour Dates
12-16 – SXSW – Austin, TX
18 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
19 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
20 – Treefort Music Fest – Boise, ID
22 – Sunset Tavern – Seattle, WA
30 – Moroccan Lounge – Los Angeles, CA
12 – Regent Theatre – Los Angeles, CA ^
13 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA ^
15 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR ^
16 – Imperial – Vancouver, BC ^
17 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA ^
^ w/ American Football
Photo: Kristy Benjamin