“During the 2008 Prop 8 campaigns, I was constantly heading out to Long Beach and West Hollywood to partake in the protests. I then started my own rally in Buena Park that ended up being like 3 times as big as I was expecting. This song is about the voices that were searching to be heard in this smaller town of Orange County. Growing up in Buena Park, we were taught to be the best within the system. Get good grades, make sure to ‘dress and act like a young lady,’ do this, do that, don’t ask too many questions. All these people gathering with different backgrounds to scream about something we all believed in showed me that, as young as we were, we just knew that the system isn’t always right.”
WASI blends the likes of Matt and Kim and Tegan and Sara to create a reminiscent soundtrack to those So Cal nights of skinny dipping and angsty-garage punk shows. They have recently shared the stage with Shiny Toy Guns, performed at the Northern and Southern California dates of the Vans Warped Tour, and had a successful residency at Silverlake Lounge in Los Angeles. The riot pop trio (Cosmo, Jess, and Carlo) hone their fierce do-it-yourself mentality and uplifting beats as they combine their anthemic pop sound with a dance-fueled energy.