Prettiest Eyes

“Very pleased to be working with Prettiest Eyes. I first

saw them ages ago at the Satellite and they were cake-

takers that night. Now, they are stronger and weirder

than ever. I couldn’t believe this new batch of tunes

and their bananas- energy live show and, their fans are

hard-core heads, just a soup of dance and mouths

agog. Brutal, fractured, pogoing beats played by Pachy

[Garcia], also the singer, belching out vocal smoke

rings in the laser light above the din—they are flat out

commands, militaristic in their delivery and yet catchy,

like you like em. Marcos, an extro-sensual bass- ist

who climbs inside of your mind-clothes while grinding

out aggressively greasy throbs and pulls and Paco, the

key- boardist, who at times plays reeling wailing lines

that could be mistaken for a number of other

instruments…and the hair on this dude! I have a hard

time remembering how nice his face is offstage, all you

can see is a whip wigging out.


They are captivating, they are odd, they make strange

and interesting choices. Futuristic and yet  drawn from

the same sonic sludge that all mankind derives from,

they live and breathe early Los Angeles-punk vibes

while still innovating at every turn. There is electricity

in this sound, they simply rule and what a pleasure to

hear Pools doesn’t stray far from what makes them just

melt it in person. Recorded perfectly to harness the

animal on a nice inanimate slab of plastic you can take

home. For fans of Screamers, Suicide, Chrome, and yes,

a hint of a down unda Birthday Party.”


— John Dwyer