We highlight new music from female-fronted bands every Monday. This week, we’re excited to premiere the latest video from Bombón.
The three-piece surf rock band out of San Pedro, California is made up of Angela Ramos, Paloma Bañuelos, and Jerico Campbell and has been delivering their chill vibes since 2010. While many of Bombón’s songs are the kind of instrumental tracks that you mellow out to while lounging on a hammock, they will occasionally deliver a track with sweet, 50’s-girl-group style vocals—like in the song we’re featuring, “¡Xicanista!” The music video for “¡Xicanista!” is a grainy, VHS-styled homage to tough girls in roller skates who stake their claims with a spraypaint can. This track is an anthem to feminism and a celebration of the band’s roots—both Ramos and Bañuelos are Mexican Americans. “When we wrote the lyrics to this song, I was just going through the process of becoming a US citizen after living here with my Green Card since I was six years old,” says Bañuelos. “We were all feeling frustrated by it because I had to go through all these steps just to be able to finally vote. There are lot of racist and sexist issues appearing on Trump’s campaign and we have never felt as motivated to stand up for our beliefs.”
The band will kick off their Japanese tour next month playing a show with the incomprable 5,6,7,8’s in support of their latest EP, A Date With Bombón. Watch the buzzy, fun, anthem “¡Xicanista!” below.