Last week the sassy San Pedro-based surf rock outfit Bombón, debuted their new video for “¡Xicanista!”. The trio, which undoubtedly pulls from 50s and 60s rock ‘n’ roll girl groups, remains characteristically surfy on the completely catchy track. “¡Xicanista!”is a refreshing take on the sounds of 60s surf rock and scuzzier 70s garage rock, with the band’s distinctly warped riffs and chanted lyrics.
The music video — directed by the good homie and creative mastermind behind Vulture Vintage, Taylor Ramirez — is shot via a Hi8, giving it a ’90s amateur skate video feel. As a gang of leather-clad chicks roller skate around some graffiti-tagged ruins in San Pedro, the video almost seems like a feminist El Guincho music video. The track and accompanying video are an utter feminist declaration tied to the band’s cultural roots. Donning high-waisted pants, leather jackets and rad shades, the band is seen lounging around, spray painting and rolling through the dilapidated concrete structures, and looking, frankly, pretty badass.
The poppy and buzzy song serves as a feminist anthem and a celebration of the band’s latin roots, accompanied by an equally as fun VHS-style visual. Part 50s Grease vibes, part roller derby toughness, and part beachy vintage vibes,”¡Xicanista!” is an homage to tough girls. The trio’s new EP, A Date with Bombón, is available on Bandcamp now.
All photos via Briahnna Sky.