Sunday, November 18, 2018

 

10 Questions with Why Bonnie



Why Bonnie (ATX) originally started as the bedroom recording project of Blair Howerton, and has evolved into a dynamic quintet including Kendall Powell, Sam Houdek, Mitchell Lamon, and Chance Williams. Why Bonnie's sound teeters between atmospheric dream pop and melancholic indie rock, with harmonic remnants of Fleetwood Mac and The Breeders. After releasing their first two EPs, In Water and Nightgown via Sportsday Records, they are soon to release their first full length album at the beginning of 2019.


Where do you go to discover new music? 
Blair: GoldflakePaint, Spotify, shows, friends.

What have we got to look forward to with you this year? 

Chance: Snail Mail tour in early December and our first full length album release.

First song you fell in love with?
Sam: Smash Mouths Rendition of “I’m a Believer” off of Shrek Soundtrack

Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Kendall: Kim & Kelly Deal or Annie Clark.

What would you most like to own on vinyl?
Mitch: I’d love to find a Blaze Foley record.

Who are you listening to at the moment?
Chance: Brockhampton.

What's your guilty pleasure song?
Mitch: Slow Burn by Kacey Musgraves. We could all take a little time to embrace the slow burn.

What inspires you to write music?
Blair: Writing music is my most helpful coping mechanism. It gives me a chance to step outside of myself and rearrange my thoughts while simultaneously making me excited about life. Music is a nice reminder that the world's not all that bad.

What's your favourite song to play live? 
Sam: We have a new jam called Voicebox that floats in between super atmospheric & kinda harsh & dissonant & I really enjoy switching in between those two gears. Also, “Amber” by 311.

Where would you most like to play
Kendall: Paris, France - the romance!!!! 

Tour Dates supporting Snail Mail
November 30: Jersey City, NJ @  White Eagle
December 1: Cambridge, MA @ Sinclair
December 2: Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Arts
December 4: Oberlin, OH @ Oberlin College
December 5: Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx