why bonnie – 90 in november

On their debut record, this Texas rock quintet find a sun-blushed home nestled between light grunge and late 00s sensibility. Despite a sweeping sound, Why Bonnie trim many of their provocative elements in favour of comfort. Together with the tight confines of the band’s instrumental set up, ‘90 in November’ passes with neither a hitch, nor any deep sonic souvenirs. There’s a charm to hearing a band that knows the mathematics of their sound playing temperately through an LP, but working in that tight, collective headspace does somewhat blur the tracklist. There are, however, lovely highlights on this cohesive record that seek to be quietly enjoyed. 

A favourite: ‘Lot’s Wife’ 

20/30

‘90 in November’ is out now via Keeled Scales. 

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