New Music Monday: TOMBOi

Jacksonville, Florida, trio TOMBOi make ethereal electro-pop, but their activism is deeply grounded. When they’re not making music together, Summer Wood, Alex E., and Paige McMullen work with LGTBQ young people at JASMYN, the Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network. When they do make music, the work of holding space for their queer peers continues. Their latest video, the vivid “Rainbow Warrior,” is a loving portrayal of performers on the fringe—mimes, mermaids, fire dancers, strong women, and more, all of whom engage with their bodies and identities as part of their work. Every frame is saturated with pigment, which the band says is on purpose; the spectrum of color here embodies the spectrum of identity. “We try to keep everything very Roy G. Biv,” says Alex E. So dive into the Keagan Anfuso–directed clip, and enjoy the whole range of life that happens between black and white.

TOMBOi’s debut album, Spectrum, is out now.

by Katie Presley
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Katie Presley is a writer and editor currently based on the East Coast (help, how did this happen??). She's been with Bitch in one form or another since 2010, when she started as a New Media Intern, and most recently served as Bitch's first and only Music Editor, from 2016-2017. Past resume lines include Assistant Producer for All Songs Considered at NPR Music, panelist on Pop Culture Happy Hour, and bylines at NPR and Ms. Katie is also a doula and herbalist, and writes a blog on herbal medicine, "The Herbal Apprentice." She also co-founded the first full-spectrum doula organization in Texas, The Bridge Collective. She is also a late-comer to being a Dog Person, but currently lives with four cats. 

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