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listen hear! Song of the Day: The Linda Lindas pay tribute to the friendly and savage feline "Nino"

Sandy Kim

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Teen riot grrrl band The Linda Lindas have shared another new single! “Nino” was inspired by singer-guitarist Bela Salazar’s cat, Nino, who she says is both “savage,” and the “friendliest cat you’ll ever meet.” The new super-short rocking track will appear on the groups’ next studio release due in 2022.

A press release explained that after Bela wrote a song for her siamese cat Monica back in 2020, her second pet Nino “wouldn’t leave her alone until he got a song too.”

“It is finally Nino’s time to shine,” the statement continues. The song does him justice: Over a simple, surfy riff, Bela honors the “killer of mice and rats,” a feline friend that’s both “savage” and the “friendliest cat you’ll meet” who will “protect you with all his might.”

“If you listen carefully, there is a real-life, remarkably talented cat named Lil Dude playing piano,” the group said. “We have the footage! Enjoy!” The animated video was created by Rob Fidel.

Catch the listen hear! Song of the Day each weekday morning at 11:10.

John is the mid-morning host on WFPK. Email John at jtimmons@lpm.org

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