“Tesla Boy is a Russian synth-pop group that leans heavily on ‘80s trappings from Echo and The Bunny Men to Prince, but that doesn’t mean they can’t create tunes that lend themselves exceptionally to house music too.”
“If you were to put an epic sleepover—complete with wine, popcorn, Cards Against Humanity, and your best friends—into song form, it would sound a lot like The Prettiots. The New York trio craft classic girl talk into sing-along jams, and we’ve been obsessed ever since they first officiallly formed last year. Stocked with lyrics like “All I want to do is make out with you,” the band’s ukelele-driven tracks like “Dreamboy” could’ve easily be lifted from our old diaries (except minus all of the embarassing anecdotes that nobody wants to relive). “
“Adorable ukulele/punk-enthusiasts the Prettiots just released a song about the supercool boys you liked in your youth. It’s called “Boys (I Dated in High School),” and you will want to transcribe the whole thing and tape it to your wall, out of overwhelming solidarity/nostalgia/sympathy/appreciation of the liberating moment when your crush-goggles fall away and you realize that your beautiful-cool-alt boy is not all that, at all.”
“After six full-length albums with rockers Kill Hannah, Devine decided he needed to return to his songwriting roots and take a break from the “bureaucracy of the music industry.” So he set out writing dark, romantic songs for the debut albumGold Blooded (out Sept. 16), which was funded entirely through a PledgeMusic campaign.”
I think the “so true” hashtag is in order!
“While the awesome, ukulele-infused indie-pop tune might make you cringe by reminding you of your own teenage dating shitshows, it’s more of a playful, musical montage of the once juvenile love life of Prettiots leader Kay Kasperhauser, who sings about love gone awry due to misleading texting skills and general male lameness.”
Mainland, one of our favorite rock bands of all time, just dropped a video on NYLON that makes us want to go to the bar! Check it out below.