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  • Feature: The Pretty Reckless — "Going to Hell" Never Sounded so Good

    Mon, 08 Jul 2013 08:43:23

    Feature: The Pretty Reckless — "Going to Hell" Never Sounded so Good - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino...

    The Pretty Reckless Photos

    • The Pretty Reckless - LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 04: Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless performs at Hammersmith Apollo on November 4, 2011 in London, England.
    • The Pretty Reckless - KINROSS, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 10: Taylor Momsen performs in King Tut's Wah Wah Tent with her band The Pretty Reckless on the last day of T In the Park on July 10, 2011 in Kinross, Scotland.
    • The Pretty Reckless - LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 03:  Singer Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless performs live on stage during the third day of the Wireless Festival at Hyde Park on July 3, 2011 in London, England.

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    The Pretty Reckless Videos

    • The Pretty Reckless - Waiting for a Friend (Live at Arlene's) [audio]
    • The Pretty Reckless - Fucked Up World (Director's Cut)

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    The Pretty Reckless are about to set fire to rock 'n' roll.

    The genre's been begging for an honest-to-goodness firestarter like Taylor Momsen for years now. With sexy, slithering soul, she carries the first two burning effigies from the band's forthcoming second full-length Going to Hell.

    After foreboding moaning through a cricket's hum, "Follow Me Down" snaps into a writhing anthem punctuated by dynamic guitars and the singer's inimitable croon. After amping up the energy, it spirals out into a seductively silky bridge that's as haunting as it is hypnotic. There's no band like The Pretty Reckless in rock 'n' roll that taps into true danger. It's the spirit that made our favorites timeless in the first place.

    It's no use comparing The Pretty Reckless to anyone though. This is distinctly its own beast. Momsen evinces that on the subtlely incendiary "Burn". A lilting acoustic guitar resounds as her voice bleeds raw power during the poetic refrain, "You want me to burn".

    Rock music is about to go up in flames as The Pretty Reckless rise to the top this year with Going to Hell. It's easily one of our most anticipated records of 2013.

    Rick Florino

    What's your favorite song from The Pretty Reckless?

    Here's "Follow Me Down"!

    Here's "Burn"!

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