LA psych band Prettiest Eyes prep LP for Castle Face (watch “Don’t Call” video)
Los Angeles band Prettiest Eyes make crazed, paranoid psych, the kind that sounds like climbing the walls (in a good way). The band’s new album, Pools will be out November 3 via John Dwyer’s Castle Face label, and we’ve got the premiere of the video for single “Don’t Call.” It was directed, shot and edited by Laura Sofia-Perez and is nearly as intense as the song itself. Watch that, and read a few kind words about Prettiest Eyes from John Dwyer, below.
Prettiest Eyes play this weekend’s Desert Daze festival in Joshua Tree, CA and will also play a record release show on November 5 at The Echo in Los Angeles with Hooveriii, Sister Mantos, and DJ Boss Harmony (tickets).
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Very pleased to be working with these boys… I first saw them ages ago at the Satellite and they were cake-takers that night…now, they are stronger and weirder than ever. I couldn’t believe this new batch of tunes, their bananas-energy live show, and their fans are hard-core heads; just a soup of dance and mouths agog. Brutal, fractured, pogoing beats played by Pachy, also the singer, belching out vocal smoke rings in the laser light above the din. They are flat out commands, militaristic in their delivery and yet catchy, like you like em.
Marcos, an extro-sensual bassist who climbs inside of your mind-clothes while grinding out aggressively greasy throbs and pulls. And Paco, the keyboardist who at times plays reeling wailing lines that could be mistaken for a number of other instruments…and the hair on this dude. I have a hard time remembering how nice his face is off stage, all you can see is a whip wigging out. They are captivating, they are odd, they make strange and interesting choices…futuristic and yet drawn from the same sonic sludge that all mankind derives from.
They live and breathe early Los Angeles punk vibes while still innovating at every turn. There is electricity in this sound. They simply rule and what a pleasure to hear the album doesn’t stray far from what makes them just melt it in person. Recorded perfectly to harness the animal on a nice inanimate slab of plastic you can take home.
For fans of Screamers, Suicide, Chrome, and yes, a hint of a down unda Birthday Party.
– John Dwyer
Prettiest Eyes – Pools tracklist:
1. Don’t Call
2. Mire Nena
4. No Hands Pete
7. See Saw
8. Gold Snake
9. Let Me Touch
12. A Sweet Song