Looks. Far from being strict garage revivalists, Prettiest Eyes also digress into such oddly spacey post-punk blasts as “Into Oblivion” and the relatively epic “Sorry.” They amp up the strangeness even further on a cover of “LSD,” which was originally recorded by another pretty band, The Pretty Things. They’re well-matched with Cigarette Bums, another local outfit who add fresh layers of noise and insolence to their own garage-rock reinventions.
Despite their name, Prettiest Eyes manufacture an intense sound that’s anything but pretty. Lead singer Pachy shouts rabid garage-rock imprecations through a thick fog of Paco’s distorted keyboards and Marco’s sludgy bass on such tracks as “Get Away” and “Out of Control,” from the album