New Video: Los Angeles Synth Punks Prettiest Eyes Release Sleazy VHS-Styled Visual for “Nekrodisco”


Comprised of San Juan, Puerto Rico-born, Los Angeles, CA-based Pachy Garcia (drums, vocals), San Juan Puerto Rico-born, Los Angeles-based Marcos Rodriguez (bass, vocals) and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico-born, Los Angeles, CA-based Paco Casanova (keys, synths vocals), the Los Angeles-based synth punk act Prettiest Eyes can trace their origins back to San Juan, where Garcia and Rodriguez played in a number of local bands before relocating to Los Angeles to seriously pursue music. Rodriguez relocated independently and joined the band — and within their first couple of years together, the act released a couple of EPs and a couple of albums, including 2015’s Looks and last year’s Pools. Both albums established the band’s growing reputation for crafting sleazy, primal, synth-based punk that throbs with a nasty, muscular insistence.

The band’s third full-length album, the aptly titled Vol. 3 is slated for a June 24, 2019 release through Castle Face Records, and the album’s latest single “Nekrodisco” is a sleazy, cretinous stomp featuring  a muscular and insistent motorik-like, chugging groove, buzzing synths, Garcia’s vocal delivery, which alternates between shouted commands, whispers and howls paired with jagged hooks. And while the new track will further cement the Los Angeles-based synth punk act’s growing reputation for off-center, post-apocalyptic rippers, the track also manages to sound as though it were inspired by Q: Are We Men? A: We Are DEVO!-era DEVO. Directed by Shane McKenzie, the recently released video is grainy, distorted VHS scuzz and snow, complete with the members of the band vamping and strutting throughout.

Prettiest Eyes will be embarking on a lengthy tour that includes a month-long European tour. During the fall, the members of the band will be opening for Thee Oh Sees on a month-long tour that will include a three night run at Warsaw — October 18, 2019 -October 20, 2019. Check out the rest of the tour dates.


Tour Dates:

European Tour 2019

5/15 Groningen, NL – Vera
5/17 Bristol, UK – The Lanes
5/18 Manchester, UK – Albert Hall*
5/19 Glasgow, UK – KMU*
5/20 Edinburgh, UK – Sneaky Pete’s
5/21 Newcastle, UK – The Cluny
5/22 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
5/23 Cardiff, UK – Tramshed*
5/24 Brighton, UK – Green Door Store
5/25 London, UK – Electric Brixton
5/26 Rouen, FR – Rush Festival
5/28 Paris, FR – La Station
5/29 France TBA
5/30 Bordeaux, FR – Relache Festival
5/31 La Roche-sur-Yon, FR – Fuzz’yon
6/1 Nimes, FR – This Is Not A Love Song Festival

Tour Dates (with Oh Sees)

9/30 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
10/1 San Francisco, CA- The Chapel
10/2 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
10/4 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
10/7 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
10/10 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue Mainroom
10/11 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
10/12 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
10/14 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
10/15 Montreal, QC – Le National
10/16 Cambridge, MC – The Sinclair
10/18 New York, NY – Warsaw
10/19 New York, NY – Warsaw
10/20 New York, NY – Warsaw
10/22 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
10/23 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
10/24 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
10/25 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s
10/26 Austin, TX – Hotel Vegas
10/27 Austin, TX – Hotel Vegas
10/29 Albuquerque, NM – Sister Bar
10/31 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom