French Vanilla is a feminist art-punk band based in Los Angeles, CA consisting of Max Albeck (drums), Ali Day (guitar/bass), Sally Spitz (vocals), and Daniel Trautfield (bass/sax). They regulate the dance floor with socially sensitive lyrics, vocal freneticism, punchy basslines, and catchy sax. The group's eponymous debut of dance-driven post punk showcases a wide range of musical influences and social critiques. The songs contain elements of disco, jazz and other dance genres, keeping them energetic while considering often heavy topics. Lead single "Carrie" explores coming of age as a woman through the lens of the horror classic. Other songs delve into fear of global climate change ("Anti-Aging Global Warming"); the daily misogyny and dangers of life as a woman ("Mother's Love," "Heavy Handed"); and struggles with everyday social relations while promoting female empowerment ("Evolution of a Friendship," "Honesty").