ALBUM PREMIERE: THE PRETTY FLOWERS “WHY TRAINS CRASH”
L.A. indie quartet the Pretty Flowers are days away from releasing their debut Why Trains Crash, twelve songs that are like Guided By Voices’ hi-fi power-pop and Mountain Goats-style poetic righteousness plus—at least on “Sitting Duck CA”—a little twin-engine Thin Lizzy guitar acrobatics, too. Think of it as literature at velocity, a rock ‘n’ roll tradition that goes back to bands like the Replacements and beyond. Why Trains Crash is out Fri., June 22, on Dirt Cult, but pre-orders—including for limited yellow vinyl—are up now and will ship before the release date. And Pretty Flowers’ record release show is Wed., June 20, at the Bootleg with NO WIN and Marriage Material—get tickets here!