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Pretty Words

New Pretty Words EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Free-flowing and, at times, funky, emotive rock radiates from Pretty Words recently released self-titled EP. Available on cassette via Melted Tapes, the EP embodies an earnest, gritty sonic texture, stewing in consciousness while retaining an ability to cut loose. Dueling stuck-in-your-own-head lyricism but looking-to-break-out instrumentation pull from both directions, and the listener wins. You can catch Pretty Words this Friday, April 14 at The Fat House with Good Looking Friends, Stay Inside, Midnight in Rome, and Michael Poggioli.


New Track: "Hole" - Pretty Words

With the use of swirling synths, Pretty Words create a steady, building groove that encompasses the stream of consciousness lyrics on their latest single "Hole". It's a more polished-sounding offering than the group's previous recordings, while still maintaining the band's original loose, garage-rock/pop feel. You'll be able to find the track on Pretty Words's forthcoming self-titled EP, which was recorded at the Sex Dungeon in West Philly, and is due out this St. Patty's Day.

Track Premiere: "Ground of Being" - Pretty Words

September’s Featured Artist Poll Winners, Pretty Words made quick work utilizing their prize of free studio recording time from our sponsor, Sleepless Sound Studio. As a result, we are happy to premiere the quartet’s new single, “Ground of Being”. The extended sonic sojourn maintains a steady, grit-accentuating pace as the vocals pressurize around escalating instrumentation that gradually shifts upward, slowly releasing its raw, emotive fortitude.


The Deli Philly's Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner: Pretty Words

Rising from the ashes of “a thrash metal band that never did anything,” Josh Crackett (guitar, vocals, synth) and Paul Bothwell (guitar) didn’t seem to have much trouble getting drummer Dom Russo and bassist Justin Kohn on board to form Pretty Words, based on the strength of their recorded demos. We also liked what we heard and so did you. That is why Pretty Words was chosen as our recent Featured Artist(s) Poll Winner. You can check out what Crackett and the boys have been getting into and where they’ve been in our “get to know ya” interview HERE. (Photo by Jordy Lyric)


Pretty Words Breakout at The Pharmacy July 7

A steady, tempered, rolling rumble can escalate with stampeding momentum, as relaxed yet emotively-stained vocals ooze, steering with attitude. Pretty Words create an unimposing, gently-simmering vibe. Loose, curling guitar licks wrap around backend, which push forward as the lyrics seep in, and those cruise-controlling tones lie in wait to breakout, generating enthusiastic energy. The band just released a new self-titled EP last month, its second of 2016. Tonight at The Pharmacy, they’ll be joined by the union of exposed fragility and determined resilience, otherwise known as Broken Beak, and the heady-pop combination of Wilkes-Barre quartet Spur. The somber, crawling volatility of Horse Jumper of Love will also slowly seep into your skin, while the robust, detail-enriched, contagious dynamics of The Island of Misfit Toys complete this lineup. The Pharmacy, 1300/02 S. 18th St., 7pm, $5, All Ages - Michael Colavita


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