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The Linda Lindas pay tribute to a black cat on new punk single ‘Nino’

Young punk rockers The Linda Lindas are back with “Nino,” an ode to a black cat.

“Nino” serves as the second single following their signing to Epitaph Records, after the release of “Oh!.” The Linda Lindas wrote “Nino” after singer Bel Salazar wrote the song for her siamese cat Monica in 2020. Her second pet Nino “wouldn’t leave her alone until he got a song too.” The track comes accompanied by a Rob Fidel-animated video that sees the cat hunting prey in the desert.

“It is finally Nino’s time to shine,” Bela explains. “If you listen carefully there is a real-life, remarkably talented cat named Lil Dude playing piano on it. (We have the footage!) Enjoy!”

Listen to “Nino” below.


More about The Linda Lindas:

The Linda Lindas are a punk band made up of four young girls, Lucia (14), Eloise (13), Mila (10), and Bela (16). The quartet went viral on Twitter a little while back for their LA Public Library performance of “Racist, Sexist Boy.” Now, they’re back with the release of “Nino.”

Back in June, they took to Jimmy Kimmel Live! to make their television debut. The vivacious group of young women performed their high-intensity hit single “Racist, Sexist Boy” with tenacious flair. Before their performance, they spoke with Kimmel telling him that the song was about a real encounter they had with a racist boy at school.

In addition to “Nino,” they also released “Oh!” in July. The rowdy tune comes packed with raucous guitars and anthemic “Oh!”s. This track will have you ready to thrash around in your living room. Lyrically, “Oh!” is about feeling like you’re always doing everything wrong. The Linda Lindas sing punchy lines like, “When I say something/ I wish I had shut up./ And when I try to help/ I always mess it up.”

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