Monday, July 13, 2009

Be Pretty, Be Reckless

Taylor Momsen's band, The Pretty Reckless, is one of the coolest bands I have heard in years. The little girl from The Grinch rocks out, literally. It seems like the wardrobe changes did change something inside of her, and brought out rockin' Little J. The band makes heavy, kind of dark rock music. As she said: "it's probably not what people are going to expect." And that's right, because people wouldn't expect such good music from a freakin' 16 year old. People will expect some kind of Miley Cyrus/Taylor Swift songs, but they couldn't be more wrong. Taylor can sing, pretty good actually; her rough voice reminds me a bit of Courtney Love. The music sounds like a punky dark mix of the Veronicas/the Clash/No Doubt. They will be opening for the Veronicas until June 30. Their debut album will be released this fall. I can't wait!
You can listen to a demo here:
Tomorrow morning, 5 a.m., I will be flying to Morocco. I will be there for four weeks, and I don't know if there will be internet, so I may not be able to post. It's possible that you won't hear from me the next four weeks. But I'll be back! I wish you all great holidays and loads of sun!

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