Illuminati Hotties Premiere CUFF Video on NPR, On Tour This Fall

Illuminati Hotties Premiere CUFF Video on NPR, On Tour This Fall

illuminati hotties, the indie-pop outfit fronted by LA's Sarah Tudzin, have emerged as one of 2018's most exciting new bands following the release of their acclaimed debut album Kiss Yr Frenemies on Tiny Engines. Tudzin, joined by her band Nathaniel Noton-Freeman, Tim Kmet, and Dean Kiner, will be spending this fall on the road -- including dates with Diet Cig, Los Campesinos!, and Vundabar -- and today they released a video for "Cuff," featuring animation by Sam Lane. NPR premiered the clip, calling it "a portrait of hope"and adding, "Tudzin's debut [is] a record that balances humor and heart, illuminating the ways in which we cope with coming into our own, no matter our age."


Illuminati Hotties Premiere CUFF Video on NPR, On Tour This Fall

Kiss Yr Frenemies is out now on Tiny Engines.

illuminati hotties Fall 2018 Tour Dates

09/15: Fernson Brewing Fest - Sioux Falls, SD

09/19: The Southern Café and Music Hall - Charlottesville, VA *

09/20: Union Bar & Grill - Athens, OH *

09/21: Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL *

09/22: Raccoon Motel - Davenport, IA

09/24: The Bishop - Bloomington, IL *

09/25: Off Broadway - St. Louis, MO *

09/26: Gabe's - Iowa City, IA *

09/28: Zanzabar - Louisville, KY *

09/29: Ingenuity Fest - Cleveland, OH

10/02: Book & Bar - Portsmouth, NH

10/03: O'Briens - Boston, MA

10/04: PhilaMOCA - Philadelphia, PA

10/05: Baby's All Right - New York, NY

10/06: Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge - Washington, DC

11/01: Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC ^

11/02: Neumos - Seattle, WA ^

11/03: Revolution Hall - Portland, OR ^

11/05: August Hall - San Francisco, CA ^

11/06: Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA ^

11/07: Velvet Jones - Santa Barbara, CA #

11/08: House of Blues - San Diego, CA #

11/09: Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA #

11/10: Rebel Lounge - Phoenix, AZ #

11/12: Barracuda - Austin, TX #

11/13: Dada - Dallas, TX #

11/15: Soundbar - Orlando, FL #

11/16: Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA #

11/17: Hi Watt - Nashville, TN #

11/18: Motorco - Durham, NC #

* w/ Diet Cig

^ w/ Los Campesinos!

# w/ Vundabar

Despite the pluralized nom de guerre, illuminati hotties is the creative outlet of Sarah Tudzin - a producer, engineer, and burrito aficionado hailing from the sprawl of Los Angeles. Armed with bright white shortveralls and a rotating line-up of Sarah's bffs, 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. Lauded as local "tenderpunk pioneers," illuminati hotties has perfected the blend of sweetness and ferocity, of celebration and despondency, in their soon-to-be released debut album, Kiss Yr Frenemies.

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. illuminati hotties' live show challenges audiences to bring their deepest feels and fiercest moves to the floor, and has elicited comparisons to Best Coast, Angel Olsen, Courtney Barnett, and Alvvays.

Photo credit: Lexi Bonin

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