Taleen Kali plays cosmic femme punk in Los Angeles. Look out for her solo debut “Soul Songs” out now on Lolipop Records, recently featured in Pitchfork’s Guide to Albums. The album is produced by Kristin Kontrol (fka Dum Dum Girls) and recorded at the legendary Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood. Taleen is a writer, musician, and artist native to L.A. After coming up in the DIY scene as frontwoman of riot grrrl band TÜLIPS (2011-2016), she debuted her solo act at Echo Park Rising and formed a new live band, expanding her sonic palette with an array of synths, guitar pedals, and sound healing instruments. She released the 1st single off her album “Half Lie” via Stereogum–who likened the sound to Blondie–and was recently on L.A. Weekly's Top 10 Indie Albums.
Hailing from the home of Thurston Moore and Dinosaur Jr., and drawing from the fertile music community that is Western Massachusetts, Potty Mouth are all-parts smart-pop craftswomen, specializing in taut, infectious, C-86 influenced indie pop meets '77 punk perfection. The band released their debut 12" vinyl EP, entitled "Sun Damage" in July 2012, which garnered the attention of Pitchfork, who called the six-song EP an "an impressive, no-filler debut," as well as The Boston Globe, who named Potty Mouth one of the "top five indie-rock bands to watch in 2013," with Brooklyn Vegan adding that they were "one of the most promising new bands in their local scene." Departing from the more angular shades of post-punk heard in their EP, "Hell Bent" is marked by its significantly heavier production and melancholic hooks. Nonetheless, the album stays true to the confident, youthful punk aesthetic the band has cultivated for themselves.