31.3.22

Hollywood Junkyard by The Bobby Lees











The Bobby Lees are a New York-based female-fronted alternative punk band which has become the newest addition to the roster of Ipecac (Faith No More, Melvins, Mr. Bungle). The band is currently working on their third album, and first for their new label, due out in Fall 2022. In advance comes a four-song EP featuring songs from the forthcoming album.

The band focuses on our present culture's infatuation with popularity and the surface in the new video for Hollywood Junkyard.

The song is a punk rock sensation, with the band exhibiting their songwriting prowess and presenting a fiery performance through crisp production.

From singer/guitar player Sam Quartin's statement: “The world of TikTok and Instagram feels like a trap for most of us, so we try to stay away from it as much as possible and instead focus on what you can’t see. Lyrically, the song is about an experience I had during a psychotic break when I thought a star shot into my body. After that I started acting - I was told I didn’t look right and couldn’t ‘make it’ in entertainment without a gimmick or a look. But despite that, I got cast in a few films and was exposed to some amazing people, also some pretty shitty people and situations. The story of the video comes from what I witnessed. People in power manipulating others to do whatever they thought was best monetarily, not what was best for their artists health and well-being. I guess that's true for a lot of things. The end result of money, fame and success being more important than truth, love, and sanity.” 

The Hollywood Junkyard EP releases on June 17th, 2022.

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The Bobby Lees
Video Directed by John Swab

Ipecac Recordings