SHIRAGIRL EXCLUSIVELY STREAMS NEW EP ANDI UNDERGROUND VIA KERRANG!
Updated: Aug 22, 2019
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Punk rock artist and women's empowerment activist, Shiragirl, is streaming her new concept EP, Andi Underground, exclusively today via Kerrang! Listen HERE. Co-written with Tim Armstrong (Rancid, Transplants, Pink) and mixed by Cameron Webb (Motorhead, Sum 41, Kelly Clarkson), Andi Underground is a dystopian punk rock musical described as Black Mirror meets The Runaways.
"Within the six songs on Andi Underground lies an entire extravagant, unruly musical punk rock musical", Kerrang! Notes. "[The EP] will suck you into its infectious revolution."
The Andi Underground EP proves that Shiragirl is much more than just a Warped Tour icon. Drawing inspiration from the infamous story of Alice, the EP takes place in a dark future world, where no one can leave their house without putting on their mandatory, government-controlled "filter" glasses.
"One night, Tim and I were brainstorming ideas for a concept record," Shiragirl elaborates. "Together we organically built the storyline around a girl who wanted to run away from an apocalyptic digital dystopia to an underground world, and the narrative just slowly grew from there."
Shiragirl is the "punk rock Madonna" who forever changed the Vans Warped Tour. As the story goes, a determined Shira Yevin showed up to the 2004 tour in her iconic pink RV, created her own stage and performed atop it with her band. After receiving a rousing crowd response, Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman invited Shira to return the following summer to host an official Shiragirl Stage. The stage went on to host over 200 female-fronted bands, many making their Warped debuts, includingParamore on their first ever tour, and the legendary Joan Jett.
With the Shiragirl Stage, Shira broke into the boys club, accomplished her mission to inspire and empower women and made punk rock history. In addition to having her story featured in the book 'Misfit Summer Camp: 20 Years On The Road With The Vans Warped Tour', Shira earned an MTV Warpie Award and a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Forever Warped exhibit. She also went on to rock support slots with Rancid, NOFX and Juliette Lewis, shot a music video for her single "RESIST" at the 2017 Women's March and released her critically acclaimed EP Brooklyn Goes Hollywood last year, which received attention fromBillboard, Alternative Press and HelloGiggles among others.