You often can’t tell a lot from three songs, but Brooklyn, New York, outfit Pretty Flowers are able to make the most of their time, albeit with a rather low sound quality that diminishes songs like “Riot”. The group sounds like a power pop band mixed with a gritty garage rock pedigree on the opening track. But “Knife Fight” is a tepid and average track that doesn’t really overly impress. Again, the sound mix is quite poor as the power and intensity is basically lost. “I’ve Got Your Love” is by far the most polished and near-perfect of the trio of tunes, with a punk-ish quality complementing the power pop feeling. Not a lot to get excited about, but it still has a couple of moments. Hopefully the sound quality on future albums is much better.
We all know how critical it is to keep independent voices alive and strong on the Internet. Please consider a donation to support our work as independent cultural critics and historians. Your donation will help PopMatters stay viable through these changing and challenging times where costs have risen and advertising has dropped precipitously. We need your help to keep PopMatters strong and growing. Thank you.
// Notes from the Road
"Saul Williams played a free, powerful Summerstage show ahead of his appearance at Afropunk this weekend.READ the article