Aura Bora ‘Whatever’
I’m currently bingeing on the latest series of F is For Family as season two premiered on Netflix yesterday. For those of you that aren’t familiar with the show, it’s an animated comedy based on the early life and family of comedian and creator Bill Burr, who also provides the voice for his short-tempered war veteran father Frank Murphy. Set in the 70’s, the show follows the working class family as they struggle to make ends meet and navigate the social and cultural changes of the decade. I may not have sold it as such, but be assured that is is one of the funniest TV shows I have watched in a long time and I couldn’t recommend it more – I may be biased because I am a bit of a cartoon addict. Now, staying on that 70’s theme, today’s Track Of The Day is a punk inspired jaunt from Honolulu band Aura Bora. The band have sadly now split up, but happily for us, they haven’t left us high and dry, leaving us with an album of all their unreleased tracks, ‘Was‘. Particularly good is the first track ‘Whatever‘, a lo-fi punk rampage, with cheerful indie guitar riffs and breakneck drums. Refreshingly short and sweet at just over a minute long, sunny vocals from lead singer Jhune Liwanag lift the scuzzy soundscape out of the dark, making it the perfect mix of punk dirge and indie-pop optimism. Enjoy.