Beach Bunny – Honeymoon (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 25:00 minutes | 539 MB | Genre: Alternative, Indie
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Honeymoon is the excellent debut album from Beach Bunny, the four-piece band out of Chicago. Recorded at the iconic Chicago studio Electrical Audio with producer Joe Reinhart (Hop Along, Algernon Caldwaller), the nine songs on the LP burst with energy that capture their vital and life-affirming live shows. Songs like the swooning and anthemic singles “Dream Boy” and “Ms. California” encapsulate the highs and lows the exiting the honeymoon stage of a relationship. The long-awaited debut LP “Honeymoon” from Beach Bunny follows their breakout hit on Tik-Tok, “Prom Queen” (65 million global streams, 518K+ TikTok videos). Honeymoon will be released on February 14th, 2020 following a major market tour with festival plays.

The power of pop music will apparently never wane. This is the umpteenth example, this time spearheaded by Lili Trifilio, the brains behind Beach Bunny who releases their first thrilling album without reinventing the wheel but simply juggling with the standards of the genre. The lyrics are directly autobiographical with cutting rhythms, sunny guitars, ultra-catchy choruses and a sprinkling of punk/garage. Liz Phair and Best Coast come to mind when listening to Honeymoon which, without pretentiousness references the classic “I’m alone, I’m bored, I like him, he doesn’t like me back” tropes but without ever sounding repetitive. Even when armed with such redeeming minimalism, the Beach Bunny singer is already showing a fantastic magnetism that should be followed with a close watch. – Marc Zisman

1. Promises (03:51)
2. Cuffing Season (02:58)
3. April (03:18)
4. Rearview (02:48)
5. Ms. California (02:52)
6. Colorblind (02:25)
7. Racetrack (02:00)
8. Dream Boy (02:21)
9. Cloud 9 (02:27)