RIYL: Snail Mail, Speedy Ortiz, Mitski

Label: Tiny Engines

illuminati hotties, aka L.A.’s Sarah Tudzin, has created a multi-dimensional yet cohesive album featuring beautiful textures and smart songwriting at the same time. One of my favorite albums of the year so far and definitely one I’ll be spinning through the summer. Grab a cassette while they last…several color options are already sold out but black is still available at the link –

The Details

Despite the pluralized nom de guerre, illuminati hotties is the creative outlet of Sarah Tudzin - a producer and engineer hailing from the sprawl of Los Angeles. illuminati hotties has been lighting up stages across SoCal since Fall 2016 with playfully interweaving guitar lines, relentless rhythmic momentum, and strikingly self-aware vocals. 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. Lauded as local “tenderpunk pioneers,” illuminati hotties has perfected the blend of sweetness and ferocity, of celebration and despondency, in their debut album, Kiss Yr Frenemies.

Track Listing:

Kiss Yr Frenemies
(You're Better) Than Ever
Shape Of My Hands
For Cheez (My Friend, Not The Food)
Paying Off The Happiness
The Rules
Pressed 2 Death

Pressing Information

First Pressing (Cassettes):

75 Red Tint (tour exclusive) (SOLD OUT)
90 Smokey Tint (SOLD OUT)
110 Black
125 Red Solid (SOLD OUT)

Price $8

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