Indie punks Lesibu Grand share new politically charged single “Hot Glue Gun”

Atlanta based indie-rock band Lesibu Grand is excited to share their latest single “Hot Glue Gun” premiering now exclusively with BrooklynVegan. The new punk track follows suit of the band’s previous single “WFS,” calling out America for its governmental corruption and many shortcomings in society. Alongside the new single, Lesibu Grand has shared a video that takes place in a nostalgic video game circa the 1990’s and follows our heroine on her quest to reboot a corrupted society. Fans can check out “Hot Glue Gun” and its corresponding music video now on BrooklynVegan athttps://www.brooklynvegan.com/watch-atlanta-punknew-wave-band-lesibu-grands-video-for-political-new-song-hot-glue-gun/

“We wrote Hot Glue Gun as a follow up to our latest song ‘WFS’ which points out all the problems with our government and society but doesn’t offer much hope for a solution.  With “Hot Glue Gun,” we harness the same 80s punk rock energy but direct it in a more positive direction,” Lesibu Grand frontperson Tyler-Simone Molton shares. “In the song, the hot glue gun is a symbol of the DIY ethic and a reminder that we, as members of a democracy, already have the tools we need to fix our government; activism, community engagement, and of course, the vote. On another level, the hot glue gun is commonly used in cosplay culture to build costumes. In the right hands it transforms people into their favorite characters and reclaims popular culture for those once marginalized. Symbolically, the hot glue gun is the tool we need for political and social rebirth.

In the music video, which takes place within a fictional 90s era video game, I play a freedom fighter directed by my people to delete and reboot a corrupted society built on inherited wealth and privilege. That elite class uses their control of the media to portray me as a criminal and unleashes their cloned secret service police force (played by bassist John Renaud) to take me out. Protected by my Power Ranger suit, and wielding a supercharged hot glue gun, the establishment’s violent response fails to halt my advance. Confronting the now helpless ruler, a trump-esque shell of a man, my character chooses not kill him, but instead uses her truth ray to reveal what he really is — artificial junk food designed for the sole purpose of turning a profit and making people sick in the process.” Fans can pre-save “Hot Glue Gun,” officially out tomorrow on AWAL now at ffm.to/zrn1npm.opr

Lesibu Grand (pronounced Le-SEE-boo Grand) is an indie-punk band from Atlanta that grew out of a songwriting partnership between singer Tyler-Simone Molton and bassist John Renaud.  The band takes its influences from the NYC new wave scene, particularly Blondie and Talking Heads, and from 90s rockers such as Pixies and Green Day.  Distinguished by Tyler-Simone’s warmer, ethereal vocal style, Lesibu Grand fuses these two strains into a refreshingly modern sound in songs that explore the unexpected joys, sharp anxieties, and beguiling mysteries that abound us all. 

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