Monday, January 13, 2014

Pretty Please - Father

Label: Self Released
Year: 2012

Holy shit. This band opened for Whores this past week, which was the first time I had ever heard of them, but that's not saying much...I am "out of the proverbial loop". Anyway, it's one of those moments when you're not really expecting anything, and a band comes along and knocks you on your ass (not to be confused with the type of band that comes along and smacks you on the ass, or one that taps that ass...different band interactions all together).
Sounds like the early 90's (for lack of a better word) grunge aesthetic filtered through some sludgy noise rock. Elements of Cherubs and their scraping weirdness, elements of Black Cobra and their gut punching heavy tar, elements of Verbena (who they mention as an influence) and their big catchy choruses, and elements of Nirvana and their...well, their ubiquitous influence on anyone playing music based on early 90s guitar rock.
The opening to the song "Seeed" is one of the more effective "first song" sequencing choices I've heard in awhile. It sets the stage for the next thirty-something minutes of your life perfectly. Big, thick, catchy, wrenching, swinging, driving, goodness.
Man, Atlanta is fucking killing it right now! I should get out more!


1 comment:

Unknown said...

Kevin Whitley of Cherubs had a band called.... The Pretty Please. Coincidence?

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