We're super excited to welcome Illuminati Hotties to the Terrible Merch family! So who are Illuminati Hotties I hear you ask? Well, I'll tell you. Its the project of LA-based badass guitarist/producer Sarah Tudzin. She writes songs about things we can all relate to, like being in shit loads of debt (listen to the single paying off the happiness here) over really fucking catchy riffs. To get to the heart of what Illuminati Hotties are about, we asked her some big, important questions:
What’s your favourite pizza topping?
jalapeños & rly anything on top of vegan cheese (i'm not vegan, but i can't eat dairy so the pizza ppl are usually confused when i ask for pepperoni or some meat topping in addition to vegan cheese)
Who would be present at your dream dinner party, and what would you serve your guests?
I would LOVE to make dinner for Tina Fey & Amy Poehler even though I am embarrassed to make dinner for almost anyone - but I think I can whip up some serious stuffed peppers with a side salad...Tina? Amy? y'all got any dietary restrictions? Can I invite my best friend so we can all bask in best friend-ness together? Let's invite the Broad City gals while we're at it.
If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
burritos, no question
If you could listen to one song for the rest of your life what would it be?
All I Want For Chistmas Is You by Mariah Carey, no question
Where’s the best place in LA to see live music?
I love checking out The Hi-Hat (conveniently located next to Town Pizza) and also The Echo always has a great show going on.
Favourite guitar riff?
I feel like I am always shouting OMG THIS IS THE BEST RIFF OF ALL TIME so I may not be a reliable resource for actual best riffs, but the last song that made me say that was the intro of Derail Me by Infinity Girl
What’s your favourite thing to do when you’re not making music?
This is a hard question, mostly because if i'm not making music i would love to be making music or listening to music and picking up tricks from records i love. but if i'm not at the studio, chances are you'd find me at the beach, sk8ing down near Echo Park Lake, or waiting in line at a taco truck
What was your last played song on Spotify?
Everybody's Talkin by Harry Nilsson
Favourite karaoke song?
"Ain't No Mountain" by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell...but i have to sing Marvin's part so shouts to whoever wants to be my Tammi
What’s in your pocket right now?
2 green guitar picks and a little lint. there's not a lot of cargo space in women's jeans.
Too hot or too cold?
too hot, my LA blood really starts to thin out sub-50
spongebob or patrick?
bitcoin or ethereum?
Neither bc i invested a little bit of hanukkah $ into both at the Wrong time and i'm salty
guac or salsa?
lots of both bc obvious reasons
Ross or Rachel?
Rachel! Ross is so cringey... but i think we both know the true hero of Friends: Janice.
Kiss Yr Frenemies is out May 11 on Tiny Engines