The Pretty Flowers are a four-piece indie rock band from Los Angeles composed of Noah Green (vocals/guitar), Jake Gideon (guitar/vocals), Sam Tiger (bass/vocals) and Sean Johnson (drums). Their music has been described as hooky, heartfelt and literate. The band’s influences span more than a few decades of loud guitar indie and college rock, including: The Replacements, Guided By Voices,
The Teardrop Explodes, Echo & the Bunnymen, Superchunk, Creeper Lagoon and The Lemonheads.
The Big Takeover magazine said of The Pretty Flowers debut album, Why Trains Crash, released on Portland’s Dirt Cult Records, “These Los Angeles hard power-poppers…play ’90s style indie-rock that harkens back to later Replacements, early Weezer, a little Sloan, and quite a bit of Wilco. They have the chops to write great songs.” The blog I Buy Way Too Many Records lauded it as “a shoe-in for (2018) album of the year“, and punk zine Razorcake called it “lyrical, like a toned-down The Weakerthans… wistful, but not weak and catchy but not cute.”
Since the release of Why Trains Crash the band has played A LOT of shows around their hometown and toured the west coast a few times. Their songs have been featured on two seasons of Showtime’s Shameless, season 2 of the CW’s Nancy Drew, Peacock TV’s The Resort, and most recently Syfy’s Resident Alien. The band also released the covers album, Golden Beat Sessions, as well as numerous singles.
2023 will find the band on a west coast tour with Dirt Cult Records labelmates The Roxies from Berlin, Germany and the release of their sophomore album, A Company Sleeve, produced by the band’s own Jake Gideon, engineered by Adam Lasus (Lily’s, Yo La Tengo, Madder Rose and Helium) at Studio Red. Mastering was done by Matthew Barnhart (Superchunk, Bob Mould, METZ).
Watch the video for The Pretty Flowers’ recent single, “Bucket Beach”: https://youtu.be/K3aM8k-sfr0
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