The Pretty Greens channel an unapologetic call to social justice and inequality reform enlisting inspiration from the likes of Brill Building pop, wild and dreamy garage, dark surf, and punk rock. With appreciative nods to the fast and loose clamorous punk-pop of Bratmobile and the garage rock of Nikki and the Corvettes, the band also mixes in the off-kilter and raucous attitude of groups like The Raincoats, and The Slits.
The band features Kool Schmool (guitar, vocals), Julia Green (bass, vocals) and Carly Green (drums, vocals)--and occasionally enlists the help of fellow musician and rapper extraordinaire Mike Writes (of Mike Writes and the Epperson Airplane). When the current lineup came together in 2013, the Pretty Greens began sharing songwriting duties and themes for songs became even more about validation, combating societal injustices, support, and self-love.
On Valentine’s Day in 2014, the band released their debut single, “Jealous Waves,” on February Records, and at the end of the year, a single for their song “Ghosts.” In the late winter of 2014, the group teamed up with like-minded artist Tuesday Bassen (Lucky Peach, She Shreds, Playboy) to create the fun and kitschy artwork for their newest cassette EP they were recording for a mid-springtime 2015 release on Raleigh, NC’s Negative Fun Records (Ghostt Blonde, Positive No, Daddy Issues). The band’s melodic harmonies and surf-garage inspired guitar solos are often contrasted between yelling and a call and response style of writing that defines the band’s diverse sound. The new EP, “Lonely Hearts Club - No Jerks Allowed” (Tuesday, April 21st, 2015) showcases their newest material at its growling and grittiest-best.
Vocals, Bass / Julia Green
Vocals, Guitar / 'Kool Schmool'
Vocals, Drums / Carly Green