Some have described the sound of Austin’s Why Bonnie as shoegaze-icana. Noting influences like Townes Van Zandt, The Replacements and Sparklehorse, it’s easy to understand why their genre is hard to nail down. Led by songwriter Blair Howerton, the sophistication of the band’s vivid songwriting combined with a blend of bedroom pop and distorted guitars make Why Bonnie’s music perfectly approachable.
A maturity in their craft can be heard on their last full length 90 in November and on the collection of unreleased songs the band performed live at WNXP. Watch Why Bonnie play “Headlight Sun,” “Fake Out” and “90 in November.”