The three members of the Pretty Faces share more than just the same last name. Each possesses a deep respect for the passion and purity of late 70s Punk Rock. Their varied influences include The Clash, Elvis Costello, The Stooges, The Kinks, Big Star and others. Another Sound, the latest album by The Pretty Faces, draws water from those wells, and quenches a thirst for authentic new wave with liquid lyrics that tumble magnificently over rugged rock.
This sundrenched trio hasnt always called Florida home. Before moving from Waterloo, Canada to Coral Springs in 2003, founding member Jeph Thorslund and his brother Tom spent long Canadian winters in the basement studio, honing originals into early recordings. Their debut album Lipstick Kiss was described by the Palm Beach New Times as straight ahead, raw and unpretentious, yet delivered with enough tunefulness to stay in your head after the dancing stops. When Jeph married his Canadian sweetheart Hannah in 2007, Boca Raton became home to a Garage Pop triumvirate called The Pretty Faces.
The live show proves that these players are far more than their name suggests. Jeph Thorslunds beautifully crafted songs are sung and performed in a way that can only be described as a finely tuned unleashing of voice, body and guitar. Wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the slogan, Im not the bassist, Hannah Thorslund delivers angelic harmonies while pounding out guitar riffs and jangles one might expect from an axe handler twice her weight. Drummer Tom Thorslund drives a clean kit with a backbeat that is straight, stiff and smart.
The new album is currently being mastered, and a release date will be announced shortly. These ten new songs can only be described as Another Sound altogether.
The Clash, Elvis Costello, The Velvet Underground, Squeeze, Iggy And The Stooges, The Beatles, Elliott Smith, The Modern Lovers, Big Star, Television, The Jam.
Tokai guitars, Fender Blues Deville and Marshall 1987 amps, DWs in red sparkle. Fender Jazz Bass. 1971 Ampeg V4