Florry: Brown Bunny
Florry is a brand new rock band from Philadelphia. Teenage bandleader Francie Mendoschleads her rollicking ensemble (featuring Peter Gill, Theo Woodward, Debbie and Abbie JonesHornburg) through the exuberant, yearning roller coaster tracks of Brown Bunny. There is a directnessto Mendosch's lyricism and playfulness to her song's arrangements that feels anxious andhopeful. When Mendosch says "my fingertips are glowing / but it's not enough to keep me fromblowing up" on "Please," one might believe her. Named in honor of Chloe Sevigny's characterin the film Brown Bunny, Mendosch's songs are about cultivating a sense of self acceptancein the face of social shame and bullying. Brown Bunny is full of startling nuance and diverseemotionality, from the sorrowful melancholy of "Kung Fu Girl" to the anticipatory excitement of"Kanagawa". Brown Bunny is a fully realized portrait of tying the loose ends of adolescence andventuring onwards.