Austin-based band Why Bonnie announces their new EP, Voice Box, out April 10th on Fat Possum. Today’s announce comes with a video for title track “Voice Box”, a song “about the societal pressure to silence yourself, and the frustration and self doubt that comes with battling sexism,” says the band.
Why Bonnie is the dazzling, full-band emotional release of Howerton. In a decisive step to start performing her backlogged material, Howerton moved back home to Texas after graduating college in 2015. In Austin, Howerton joined lifelong best friend Kendall Powell, who she met in preschool. Powell’s classical piano chops swapped to synth for the new project. Both active in the Austin scene, guitarist Sam Houdek and bassist Chance Williams later joined to complete the lineup.
In 2018, the band emerged on petite indie outlet Sports Day Records with In Water. The EP eulogized Howerton’s older brother, who passed away years prior. Follow-up Nightgown expanded the effort, pulling lush Mazzy Star and Cranberries influences.
Pre-order Voice Box here.
Voice Box Tracklist:
1. Bury Me
2. Voice Box
5. No Caves