Now that Austin’s Why Bonnie have inked with Fat Possum and we know that they have a new EP, Voice Box coming in April it’s as good of a time as any to discuss their second new single. With “Athlete’ the band offers a harsher sound to their intriguing and at times easy going tone. While the VHS recorded video looks like something from 1986.
While the video looks like an internal film to convince workers to have fun safely at work, the song is something else. With crashing drums and an infectious key tone, the tremolo heavy guitar that mixes with the vocals is heavenly. The band gets heavier and gets there quick with rougher riffs and squeals of feedback that sound organic while still having proper production. When the track slows and gets more intimate, the band holds your attention with the soft vocals as the track trails off at the end
The video can be viewed above or on YouTube. The song is ready to stream on all streaming sites. Voice Box can be preordered directly from Fat Possum Records on multiple formats ahead of its April 10 release date.
Image Credits: Photo by Pooneh Ghana.