I don’t watch Gossip Girl, and I am generally suspicious of the already-famous trying to leverage their celebrity in ways that result in them landing in the music business. That said, Pretty Reckless–the band fronted by 16-year-old GG starlet Taylor Momsen, which played its first show at the New York City club the Annex last night–is pretty decent; Momsen, looking like a refugee from the second stage at Lollapalooza ’92, has a trembling wail that brings to mind Donita Sparks (although the keyboards on “Zombie,” above, are a little too close to those on “Separate Ways” for my comfort). After the jump, the decidedly spunkier “I Really Fuckin’ Love You,” a distant cousin of “Never Say Never” that could very easily slide into the soundtrack for the forthcoming Gossip Girl spinoff set in ’80s Los Angeles.
Pretty Reckless – Zombie [YouTube]
Pretty Reckless – I Really Fuckin’ Love You [YouTube]
[via pretty much every NYC-based Tumblr I follow, who I guess filled The Annex last night]
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May 6th, 2009 // 3 Comments