by Bill Pearis
Boston powerpop combo Pretty & Nice caused a bit of a stir with their 2008 album, Get Young, which was one of the first releases on Sub Pop's Hardly Art subsidiary. Since then the band have been flying under the radar a bit, having severed ties with that label, but are finally set to release that record's follow-up, Golden Rules for Golden People, on April 30. Their love of late-'70s new wave (Squeeze, Elvis Costello, XTC) is still in full effect, as is the band's way with an infectious hook. We've got the premiere of first single, "Q_Q," which you can stream below.
That song will be released as a 7" single for Record Store Day (4/20). The band are also currently on tour, including an NYC show on May 11 at Cameo with Drunken Sufis and Noxious Foxes. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now.
All tour dates are listed, along with the track stream and a live video, below...
Pretty & Nice - 2013 Tour Dates
Apr 15 Listening Party/In-store Dayton, OH
Apr 15 Blind Bob's Dayton, OH
Apr 16 Deluxe at Old National Centre Indianapolis, IN
Apr 17 Mojo's Columbia, MO
Apr 18 Jackpot Saloon Lawrence, KS
Apr 19 The Waiting Room Lounge Omaha, NE
Apr 21 Township Chicago, IL
May 01 Great Scott Allston, MA
May 03 Toquet Hall Westport, CT
May 11 Cameo Gallery Brooklyn, NY
May 30 The Peacock Room Orlando, FL