Two generations of riot grrrls have come together on “Lost in Thought.” On the latest single from LAND TRUST: Benefit for The North East Farmers of Color, Bikini Kill’s Erica Dawn Lyle and The Raincoats’ Vice Cooler enlisted the help of The Linda Lindas and Bikini Kill’s Kathi Wilcox to create the snarling new single.
Lyle and Cooler began the songwriting process in the early stages of the pandemic by sending songs to other musicans via file sharing to add vocals, lyrics and bass. When they started working on “Lost in Thought,” they automatically thought of The Linda Lindas, Lyle said.
“When we came up with the music for this one, it just felt like a rager and it brought to mind for me the pure exuberance of The Linda Lindas, so I suggested we invite them to sing on it. I thought of asking Kathi to add bass because I just remember how much we all enjoyed playing with and being around The Linda Lindas when they opened for Bikini Kill at The Palladium in 2019. Having them on a track with Kathi also really fit with the general theme of the record we were making which was shaping up as an intergenerational lineup of lady rocker badasses,” Lyle said.
The result is a punchy powerhouse of a track that feels like an instant shot of adrenaline. The call-and-response vocals in the verse mirror the dissociative state The Linda Lindas sing about as they try to snap back to reality despite their mind racing. In the accompanying music video, The Linda Lindas let loose as they skateboard around the neighborhood, have a mini mosh pit and do cartwheels.
LAND TRUST: Benefit for The North East Farmers of Color is available exclusively on Bandcamp and features stars such as Kathleen Hanna, Kim Gordon, Alice Bag, Satomi Matsuzaki (Deerhoof), Kelley Deal, Mike Watt, Ah-Mer-Ah-Su, The Raincoats, Katie Alice Greer (Priests), Palberta, Brontez Purnell and Rachel Aggs (Shopping).
“It’s the best when people not only make music that sounds cool, but music that can actually make a difference. All I want is to be able to make a difference and effect change in the world, and music provides a great outlet for us to do that. It’s so awesome how even if it’s just one song, music can be so powerful and do so much,” Eloise Wong of The Linda Lindas said.
The Linda Lindas and Bikini Kill will kick off their respective tours this month with stops around the U.S.
You can check out “Lost in Thought” below along with a complete list of The Linda Lindas and Bikini Kill tour dates.
The Linda Lindas Tour Dates
04 – Nürburg, Germany @ Rock am Ring
05 – Nürnberg, Germany @ Rock im Park
07 – London, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Islington
02 – Oakland, CA @ Mosswood Meltdown
11- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
12 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
14 – Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre
15 – St Louis, MO @ The Pageant
17 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Brewery
19 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
20 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
21 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
24 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
20 – Tokyo, Japan @ Summer Sonic 2022
20 – ?saka, Japan @ Summer Sonic
29 – Montréal, QC @ Théâtre Rialto
01 – Forest Hills, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
06- Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
22 – Las Vegas, NV @ When We Were Young
29 – Las Vegas, NV @ When We Were Young
Bikini Kill Tour Dates
23 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
24 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater
25 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
27 – Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine
28 – Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
30 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
01 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
03 – Oakland, CA @ Mosswood Meltdown
08 – New York, NY @ Rooftop at Pier 17
09 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
11 – Silver Spring @ MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
12 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
15 – Boston, MA @ Boch Center Wang Theatre
16 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Burlington
18 – Montreal, QC @ M Telus
19 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
20 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
22 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
23 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
24 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
05 – Katowice, Poland @ OFF Festival
07 – Berlin, Germany @ Astra Kulturhaus
08 – Hamburg, Germany @ Gruenspan
11 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Way Out West Festival
12-14 – Helsinki, Finland @ Flow Festival
08 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
09 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
11 – Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theater
12 – Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theater
15 – Victoria, BC @ Distrikt Victoria
17 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park