Beach Bunny are a power pop band founded by Chicago native Lili Trifilio, which began as a solo project with 2015’s self-released Animalism. By 2017 she recruited a trio of musicians (Matt Henkels on Guitar, Jon Alvarado on drums, and Aidan Cada on bass) who contribute a precise surf rock vibe to Trifilio’s raw, matter of fact songwriting. This record collects material originally released in digital format between 2017 and 2018. Prom Queen’s title track is a deadpan recounting of an internal monologue over jangling chords and pounding drums, ending in a picture-perfect solo. “Goodbye Summer :(” is ethereal vocals and treated field recordings that leads neatly into the shimmering guitar line of “6 Weeks”. The flip features the tracks from the Crybaby single - the nearly Strokes-esque “February”, the slow-mo sway of “Boys” and strong vocal lines of “Jenny”. Also includes stand-alone single “Sports". This record is a limited edition of 1000 copies, and is pressed on transparent purple with splatter colored vinyl.
- transparent purple splatter colored vinyl pressing
- first time on vinyl
- printed inner sleeve
- limited to 1000 copies
- music label: Miscellaneous Recordings 2019
reviewed by MIFFY 10/2019