Meet Me @ The Altar present a new musical and cultural paradigm for pop punk. The Florida-based trio—Edith Johnson [vocals], Téa Campbell [guitar], and Ada Juarez [drums]—write the kinds of anthems that you can scream along to at a festival, head-bang to in a club, or sit with while in your feelings at home. The women may have met via YouTube – in true modern-day fashion – but the band shares a classic mission. Flipping the script for rock music and its culture, they bring together elements of Warped Tour-era punk, 2010s pop, and easycore. At the same time, their 2021 EP, Model Citizen [Fueled By Ramen], projects a different kind of message loud and clear.
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“To me, Model Citizen is about acknowledging that you aren’t where you would like to be in life,” says Téa. “You’re experiencing those lows and highs that put everything into perspective and show you the steps you need to take. The idea of Model Citizen isn’t reality, because no one can be perfect. However, you can recognize the need to be better. If you’re on any kind of stage, you’re going to be a role model, whether you want to be or not. We’re honored to be in a position where people are listening, so we’re going to encourage them.”
“You’re hearing this message directly from us,” adds Edith. “We’re writing everything. When you’re women of color in a band, it’s easy for everyone else to forget the most important thing…We’re not just brown women; we’re musicians.”