Buena Park natives Merilou Salazar and Jessie Meehan originally joined together under the moniker of their high school punk band The Midol Poppers.
Now the two are the core of the LA dance punk group WASI.
WASI’s anthemic songs speak of their experience as outsiders and owning your voice in a cloudy world. The band draws equal influences from the rebellion of the Clash and the pop sensibilities of Tegan & Sara.
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#tbt when Jessie and Merilou and the ACLU single-handedly got Walgreens to establish a nationwide bathroom discrimination policy in 8,000 plus stores. See the video on the ACLU website HERE
“The group is well-equipped to be a part of the resistance, providing sounds and solace for young people coming into their own, just as music had helped them before.” – Billboard
“WASI (We Are She Is) is a pop dream for woke grrrls.” – Bust Magazine
“Like the rad, queer riot bands before them, this Los Angeles duo, comprised of Merilou Salazar and Jessie Meehan, is about more than just sick beats: it’s about using the emotive intensity of sound to rock the world into a better, more progressive future. “ – CURVE MAGAZINE