Why Bonnie - 90 In November
90 in November, the first full-length LP from Texas quintet Why Bonnie, crashes into existence
with a squeal of feedback and a burst of distorted guitar. It's a dynamic introduction to a more
raw-edged indie sound from a band who have matured from bedroom dream pop into a
sophisticated rock act, their evolving sound a reflection of the journey undertaken by songwriter
Blair Howerton on this vividly rendered collection of songs.
The songs for 90 in November were mostly written in Brooklyn, New York, where Howerton
moved from Austin in 2019. Already in the midst of a major life change, Howerton's feeling of
being between worlds was compounded when quarantine hit and she found herself, like so
many others, stuck in her apartment-about as far away from the wide-open spaces of Texas as
one can possibly get. It was in this environment that she began to write songs parsing out the
complicated, mixed emotions associated with building a new home while attempting to make
sense of the one she had left behind.