The Lunachicks are a 5-piece, New York City based band that has terrorized the
underground scene since 1988. These precious darlings are punk rock’s answers to pop
culture iconoclast John Waters, and their new album Pretty Ugly picks
up where last year’s Jerk Of All Trades left off. Pretty
Ugly is yet another collection of quick, catchy, clever, and analytical pop-core
gems. Pretty Ugly is no Barbie Doll Corvette. In fact, it is the Ferrari of
all plastic fun. The release comes fully loaded with turbo-charged guitar accelerations,
automatic vocal overdrive, steel-belted bass run and piston pounding drum work. The
Lunachicks never run out of gas. Their tank is overflowing with 14 high-octane
jams containing more toxic shock humor, an ode to donuts, Dear Dottie letters, even a
song that queries, “Is it a fork? Or Is it a spoon? SPORK!!!” You name it they dominate
The Lunachicks have reached a higher plateau of smart-asshood with this
release. Cheery nihilism reigns supreme throughout Pretty Ugly with
catchy in-your-face hooks. Through this album you can vicariously satisfy that
unreleased rage towards life’s daily aggravations. Theo’s powerful pipes are accented
nicely by Squid, Gina, Chip’s backing vocals. The combined strength of their voices give
this album a solid sound. Pretty Ugly is the Lunachicks, only
stronger, funnier, and faster.
The Lunachicks choose their exposure carefully. They have appeared, along
with Deborah Harry and Joan Jett, in one of the very first ever live concerts broadcast
over the Internet in January of ‘96 which was seen by over 4 million people worldwide.
The band has also appeared in a few independent films including “Not Bad For A Girl”
and “Rockstar” which Theo stars in. The past year Theo has appeared on the Jon Stewart
Show, numerous Calvin Klein ads and commercials, a fashion spread in SPIN Magazine
and runway shows for Betsy Johnson and Partricia Fields.
The Lunachicks will be hitting the road in support of Pretty
Ugly with extensive touring in the U. S. and then will be off to Europe, Japan,
and Australia. The Lunachicks have toured with The Offspring, Rancid, NOFX,
Marilyn Manson, Reverend Horton Heat, Luscious Jackson, and The Muffs. They have
also played with the likes of Peral Jam, Fugazi, Dinosaur Jr., Butthole Surfers, The
Ramones, The Buzzcocks, Rollins Band and many others.
Pretty Ugly hits the streets February 18, 1997. This album was produced
by Fat Mike of NOFX and Ryan Greene. It was recorded during June of ‘96 in San
Francisco in the same house that Ann Rice wrote “Interview With The Vampire”.
Pretty Ugly is Lunachicks’ second release on Go Kart Records.
Previous full-length releases include: Babysitters On Acid, Binge And Purge, Jerk
Of All Trades and numerous 7 inches and compilations along the way.
Pretty Ugly is the Lunachicks fourth release which proves these
women are a force to be reckoned with. In fact, they sound better than ever, lapping up
armfuls of more accelerated and complex song structures that give fans more variety to
digest. Pretty Ugly serves up #1 on any menu.