A. Sinclair - "Pretty Girls in Pretty Tights" (video) (Premiere)

by Brice Ezell

30 October 2014

Texas rock outfit A. Sinclair's '60s-inflected, driving rock song "Pretty Girls in Pretty Tights" is an energetic tune with some interesting lyrics.

A. Sinclair, the Austin by way of Boston rock outfit helmed by Aaron Sinclair, has come up with a rather interesting number in “Pretty Girls in Pretty Tights”, the title-alluding track off of its latest EP, Pretty Girls. What appears to be a straightforward, driving rock tune on the surface has a rather interesting lyrical story behind it. 
“It’s about an old man that stalks pretty girls in spandex. He’s going around watching them at the water park,” Sinclair candidly told The Austin Chronicle: “I’m fine with it being creepy if it elicits a reaction from the person listening to it.” The song’s ‘60s rock guitars don’t give a stalkerish vibe, although the somewhat distorted lead vocal does lend itself to Sinclair’s interpretation of the song. Fortunately, the music video to “Pretty Girls in Pretty Tights” is not a depiction of the aforementioned creepy old man, but is instead a document of A. Sinclair over the course of two years of touring.

Sinclair says to PopMatters about the song, “About half of this was shot on our drummer Jud’s phone. Honestly, I didn’t even know he was taping the whole time, so almost all of it is completely candid. Most of it is from tours we did in 2012 and 2013. The cleaner looking footage was shot by our friend Josh Armour, who also did the artwork for the EP and edited the video. My favorite thing about it is how much is happening in each shot. It’s pretty chaotic, which I think fits the song nicely.”

Pretty Girls is out now via Dangerbird. You can stream it below:

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