The soundtrack to our Friday comes from LA punx Broken Baby. ‘Hand Heat’ has a louche slacker vibe – super-catchy, slick pop-punk.

Broken Baby is Alex Dezen and Bollinger (fun fact: she was previously Ohio all-state high jump champion!).

As a former actor, Bollinger is acutely aware of the way she internalized the shame of being commodified, as many women do. Broken Baby has become a kind of antidote to that shame.

“Ultimately, I just want you to see that I’m in front of you. If you like it that’s great, if you hate it, that’s also great. I want to be seen.” 

We are big fans of these broken babies, and their album Late Stage Optimism.

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