Caroline Rose: “Bikini”

All this week, Song of the Day exclusively brings you artists playing SXSW 2018 (official and unofficial) 

Caroline’s back! And this time she’s got a loaded bag of tricks exploding with different sounds and moods to match any and all of yours. Track-to track her sophomore album Loner shifts between smoother indie pop gems and shorter, edgier dance anthems. “Bikini” lands squarely on the latter, and as Caroline herself puts it, “it’s my riot grrl feminist surf punk anthem.” A venom-tongued song about the suffocating standards the entertainment industry puts on the female-identifying and the toxic quid pro quo they’re expected to not only accept, but be grateful for, Rose cleverly pens these riot grrl lines to surf-rock-meets-rockabilly sounds that slap your ear hairs with Wanda Jackson flair in a 2018 head space.

Caroline Rose SXSW Dates
Wednesday, 3/14 || Austin Festival Express Day Party
Wednesday, 3/14 || Stubhub Next Stage **
Thursday, 3/15 || Vinyl Me Please: Rising SXSW Showcase **
Friday, 3/16 || Antone’s **
Saturday, 3/17 || Brooklyn Country Cantina
** indicates SXSW official showcase

-Taylor Wallace// Host, Thursdays 8p-11p & Saturdays 2p-6p; Producer, Eklektikos with John Aielli

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