Artist: Pacific Radio
Genre: Rock n’ Roll, Punk, Power Pop
A number of good rock n’ roll records were released in 2017, and one that went sadly under the radar was Pretty, but Killing Me from new L.A. band Pacific Radio. Brimming with punk energy and bombastic hooks, Pacific Radio look like if the Eagles of Death Metal had babies with Weezer, and their sound is not far off from that.
Album stand-out “Katie” is one example of this blessed marriage of pop rock n’ roll groups. A driving guitar line propels an ode to beautiful loner that culminates with the singer’s acknowledgement that “it breaks my heart that she’ll never be with me”. It’s a blast of lovelorn rock that will remain on repeat in your head and on your playlists.