Prettiest Eyes, Pinky Pinky, Cigarette Bums

Prettiest Eyes, Pinky Pinky, Cigarette Bums

Photo by David Evanko Prettiest Eyes

Location Info:

The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd.
Highland Park, CA  90042-1713
323-258-4427
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 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.

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