Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Pretty Reckless on Spotlight

The Pretty Reckless is an alternative rock band from New York that was formed and is fronted by American actress and model Taylor Momsen. The band was originally going to be called "The Reckless", but was changed to The Pretty Reckless due to trademark problems.Frontwoman Taylor Momsen formed the band in 2009 with John Secolo on guitar, Matt Chiarelli on bass, and Nick Carbone on drums. In 2009, they opened for The Veronicas on their North American tour.
Today, Momsen is the only original member left in the band, with Ben Philips on guitar, Mark Damon on bass, and Jamie Perkins on drums.
Momsen stated in an interview with OK! Magazine that the band signed with Interscope Records and would be releasing their debut album later in 2010. In another interview Momsen briefly discussed the sound of the band, saying it would be "not what people are going to expect" and will feature a dark and heavy sound but would have "lighter, fun stuff as well." In an interview with MTV, Momsen revealed the influences on the band include The Beatles, and Audioslave, along with many grunge bands, such as Soundgarden, and Nirvana. She also stated that her personal influences also include Debbie HarryJoan JettCherie Currie and Courtney Love.
On December 30, 2009, the band released a new promo song entitled "Make Me Wanna Die". The song was uploaded for free download to fans on their Interscope Records website, but is no longer available for free. The band launched "Make Me Wanna Die" on the soundtrackto the 2010 film Kick-Ass. The song was the band's first single, and was released on May 17, 2010, with the debut album coming in August. On April 9, 2010, they performed during the "Vans Warped Tour 2010 Kick-Off Party" and performed on the Bamboozle Music Festival on May 1, 2010. They will be playing the entire Warped Tour 2010. The first EP for their album will be released on June 22, 2010 and the full record will come out in August.

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