Half a decade back, then-recent bachelor’s recipient and budding vocalist Blair Howerton began performing her previously unheard material alongside her lifelong best friend and classically-trained pianist Kendall Powell. Soon with the addition of guitarist Sam Houdek and bassist Chance Williams, Why Bonnie had become an easily recognizable name in the Austin scene, winning over listeners (and landing a touring spot with KUTX favorite Snail Mail) with their irresistible, fuzzy guitar pop, always kept airtight by Howerton’s sanguine singing.
Tomorrow the Austin quartet follows up their 2018 debut In Water with Voice Box, an EP christened in the name of unabashed expression as a reflection on Howerton’s own hurdles with finding a balance between outward emotionality and ongoing suppression. We’re only hours away from unlocking all Voice Box has to offer, but especially for all the folks mentally wrapping their minds around what’s deemed “essential work”, enjoy the record’s second single, “Athlete”!
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