10.07.2008

[Elevator] Pretty & Nice :: "Tora Tora Tora"

Pretty & Nice aren't just a band. They're the two platitudes most people end up dating. What's she like? Well, she's pretty and nice. You don't necessarily date hot and dangerous. You might not have a chance with super-attractive and brilliant. You've maybe been down the road with mercurial and batshit crazy. Be honest: You probably settle down with pretty and nice.

The funny thing is, girls and pop songs are never that straight forward. Pretty & Nice have a razor edge you wouldn't expect from a band with a name that connotes sharing feelings and dinner dates at mid-level American chain restaurants. You might not introduce this band to your mother. This song might not feel very comfortable sitting at a dinner table and smiling at the small-talk. This song might say something inappropriate.

"Tora Tora Tora" grabs you by the wrist and tugs you exactly where you want to go. It's garage-pop, if there is such a thing. It sounds like Locksley playing Bikini Kill songs. That is, oddly, meant as a compliment. Rip right along.

Listen :: Pretty & Nice - "Tora Tora Tora"

1 comment:

Donna said...

This is the most amazing album !!
It gets better and better with time, until you can't take it out of your CD player because you need a P&N fix! Amazing hooks, totally original, yet somehow brilliantly familiar. BUY THIS CD!!