Listen to this: US YOU ALL WE by Pretty & Nice

Pretty & Nice

Boston trio Pretty & Nice released an under-the-radar but secretly awesome EP last fall, US YOU ALL WE, which is criminally responsible for putting an invigorated bounce in my step, a jiggle in my booty, and a swish in my hair. In short, this music is good.

Although the whole EP is a sheer delight, I’m rather fond of Hyena and Dan’s Heart. I’m so excited to catch their upcoming LP on April 30th, Golden Rules for Golden People, which will be their third full album.

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RIYL: Miniature Tigers, Heypenny, The Thermals

Here’s the info for Golden Rules for Golden People:

1. Stallion & Mare
2. Mummy Jets
3. Critters
4. New Czar
5. Q_Q
6. Gold Fools
7. Yonkers
8. Money Music
9. Kill the Beast
10. Golden Rules
11. The Frog

Mar 02 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium+
Mar 03 Bethlehem, PA @ Gallery U*
Mar 05 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose*
Mar 06 Columbus, OH @ Kobo Live*
Mar 07 Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub*
Mar 09 Broken Arrow, OK @ Rudy’s*
Mar 10 Houston, TX @ The Blue House
Mar 11 McAllen, TX @ Thirsty Monkey
Mar 12-16 Austin, TX @ SXSW*
Mar 21 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall^
Mar 23 New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall*
Mar 24 Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary*
Apr 13 New London, CT @ The Oasis (21+)
Apr 14 State College, PA @ Chronic Town (18+)
Apr 15 Dayton, OH @ Blind Bob’s (21+)
Apr 16 Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe^
Apr 17 Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s^
Apr 18 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Saloon^
Apr 19 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room Lounge^

+ w/Cymbals Eat Guitars
*w/Northern Faces
^w/Jukebox The Ghost

Homespun, pure fun from Boston’s High Diner

Hey baby, are you looking for a good time? ;)

Boston’s High Diner combines crisp synth, lucious baritone harmonies, and crackling guitar to produce a psychedlic sound without the fuzzed out, drugged stoner quality we’ve become saturated with. I had almost forgotten that it’s possible to make psychedelic music with legible lyrics. I’m so used to the sound of mumbling drug-addicts that it’s almost shocking to hear something so pure and unbastardized.

Basically, their sound is a love triangle between the dorky love-child of Hall & Oates, who’s going steady with the sultry daughter of Tame Impala, who’s seeing Ben Folds secretly on the weekends. Everybody knows there’s something suspiciously collaborative going on, but it’s making them all better people for it.

I liked their album Purple Creek quite a lot, because it’s helplessly silly and doesn’t take itself seriously (in the best way). Best examples of their lightheartedness are illustrated on Massachusetts Waltz and Paris. Top picks for a good time: C.F.K., Pretty Redhead, and In The Morning.

Hope you enjoy as much as I do!

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