I’m taking a break from writing about Porgs or Star Wars for about 15 minutes in order to discuss Prettiest Eyes new video for “Don’t Call.” The Los Angeles based psychedelic band present a nightmarish vision all in 1080p. “Don’t Call” is one of the more interesting tunes that I’ve heard today and that’s saying a lot. I’m always up for a skunk-laden guitar track and “Don’t Call” has that in spades.
Here’s what Castle Face co-owner and OCS Frontman, John Dwyer, has to say about the band:
“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 extra-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, and 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.”