DEATH BY ROCK AND ROLL
NEW ALBUM FROM THE PRETTY RECKLESS
February 17, 2021 by Rachael Contreras
This year is already on track to be far better than last. Vaccines are here, restaurants are opening, lockdowns are ending. At the risk of jinxing things (*knock wood*), we may see live music in 2021! Concert dates are being announced, so seeing your favorite bands perform what they’ve been writing this past year is on the horizon. One of the bands to give us new material is… The Pretty Reckless!
On February 12, The Pretty Reckless anointed us with their fourth studio album, “Death by Rock and Roll.” The 12-track album has several platinum-award-winning guests, including Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave), Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden), and Kim Thayil (Soundgarden). The first single, “And So It Went” includes Morello.
With album releases not being “normal” right now, The Pretty Reckless front-person Taylor Momsen said, “It’s very weird to release music and not be able to back it up with a tour. The circle doesn’t feel complete until you get to play the songs live.” She continued, “So, it’s a very strange time. I think we’re doing the same thing that a lot of bands are doing — we’re just kind of waiting and observing and trying to see where this is gonna go.”
“On my tombstone when I go, just put Death by Rock and Roll.”
The Pretty Reckless
Created in 2009 in New York City, The Pretty Reckless has Momsen with Ben Phillips (guitar), Mark Damon (bass), and Jamie Perkins (drums). The band’s debut album, “Light Me Up,” hit in 2010 and since then, they’ve had several successful singles including “Make Me Wanna Die,” “Heaven Knows,” “Messed Up World,” and “Take Me Down.”
Late last year, the band released the single “25,” which has already spent time at the top of the rock charts and features Momsen’s outstanding vocal range and deep lyrics.
What a great start to the new year with such awesome tunes! Check out the new album and add them to your list of bands to see (as soon as we can!).
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