September 5, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA – Southern California surf pop trio Bikini Trill have released their latest music video for “Need Me,” featuring footage of their very first live performance in San Francisco. The clip, directed by Arthur Reyna, captures the energy of Bikini Trill showcasing their colorful persona and eclectic style. The video debuted exclusively with Substream Magazine
and can be viewed on Bikini Trill’s official YouTube channel
. “Need Me” is the first single off of their debut EP, ‘Wassup, We Good?’ which was released earlier this year to rave reviews.
“We definitely tried to keep things simple with the lyrics, which play on the age-old idea that we always want what we can’t have,” vocalist Lauren LJ Johnson recalled. “The barking/howling heard throughout the song is actually a phone recording of our homie’s dog (Euroqueen) barking at a pack of coyotes. The video was directed and shot by Arthur Reyna in North Hollywood and at our very first show in San Francisco. All of the drone footage was captured by Alex Netto of DSLR Pros.”
Formed in January of 2017, Bikini Trill are a surf-pop trio from Los Angeles, California. The group seamlessly blend electronic, hip-hop drums, skank island guitars, and powerful melodic vocals to create a fresh sound that has been compared to the likes of No Doubt, Thievery Corporation, and The XX. The name ‘Bikini Trill’ is a nod to the various musicians and genres from which they draw inspiration – combining the Riot Grrrl punk mentality of Bikini Kill with current urban and trap influences. In March 2017, the trio embarked on their 1st SXSWhatever tour in Austin, Texas- playing a total of 8 shows over the course of 5 days including performances at Texas Wildfire Fest and The Future of Music Showcase.
On April 20th the group released their first music video for their debut single ‘Sticky Treez’. Filmed in various locations across central Los Angeles and at an art installation in Jean, Nevada called Seven Magic Mountain, the video features a mix of colorful footage and animation. Shortly after the videos release, Bikini Trill released their second single ‘Over & Over’ which was described as “Glittering Dub-Pop Magic” by indie music blog Nest HQ.
Currently, the band is celebrating the release of their debut EP ‘Wassup, We Good?’ and will hitting the road this Fall with New Politics. Bikini Trill is vocalist Lauren LJ Johnson, bassist Kourosh “Roach” Poursalehi, guitarist Tony Stern.
Bikini Trill Tour Dates:
DATE VENUE CITY/STATE
November 3 Tropicalia Festival Long Beach, CA*
November 5 The Stache at The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI
November 6 Deluxe at Old National Center Indianapolis, IN
November 7 Skully’s Columbus, OH
November 8 Foxtail Pittsburgh, PA
November 10 Upstate Concert Hall Albany, NY
November 11 Pearl Street Northampton, MA
November 13 The Met Pawtucket, RI
November 14 The Warehouse Fairfield, CT
November 15 House of Independents Asbury Park, NJ
November 16 The National Richmond, VA
November 17 The Tarheel Jacksonville, NC
November 18 Blind Tiger Greensboro, NC
November 19 Jack Rabbits Jacksonville, FL
November 20 Terminal West Atlanta, GA
*without New Politics
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