The Pretty Flowers is 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: Guided By Voices, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes, Superchunk, and Teenage Fanclub.


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”.


2023 has found the band on a west coast tour of the US with The Roxies from Berlin, Germany. On July 14th the band released their sophomore album, A Company Sleeve, on their new label, Double Helix Records. The album was produced by the band’s own Jake Gideon, engineered by Adam Lasus (Lily’s, Yo La Tengo, Madder Rose and Helium) at Studio Red and mastered by Matthew Barnhart (Superchunk, Bob Mould, METZ). It features the singles “Baby Food,” “Hit Nothing,” and “Wildflowers.”


Sweet Sweet Music Blog wrote, “A Company Sleeve, featuring twelve incredibly robust compositions, manages to surpass even [Why Trains Crash’s] infectious appeal.” Rosy Overdrive wrote, “The album is more than worth this wait–it’s a very strong collection of earnest guitar rock that incorporates bits of slacker rock, jangle pop, college rock, power pop, pop punk, and heartland rock all led charismatically by Green’s clear, everyman vocals.”


A Company Sleeve can be ordered on limited edition vinyl at The Pretty Flowers‘ bandcamp page


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