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PrettyMouth / Press

“Momentarily abandoning her rock roots, former Ghost Buffalo singer Marie Litton leads her dark-folk three-piece PrettyMouth on its debut album, Satan in Clothes. Here Litton lays bare the personal gloom she's endured over the years, packaging all of it in songs with a '90s acoustic simplicity wrapped in musically rich instrumentation. Songs like "Morning Terrors" and "Sinisterly" deliver an itchy anxiety, illustrating beautifully the relentlessness of an unsettled mind. Even when the album picks up the tempo, as in "Panic Tears," we are still left to deal with lyrics that convey a disturbing internal conflict: "I can tell you are no stranger/But you wear that mask so well/So you're at my door/Begging me this time, it's different than before," a sentiment augmented by the line "God loves a fool who keeps believing," from the lachrymose "The Devil You Know." ”

“You know that somber, dark feeling that Nirvana’s Unplugged in New York gave off? Remember how that cello really created an ambiance that slowed everything down and mellowed you out? I’ve spent many years searching for something that could resemble that mood and feeling, and PrettyMouth’s latest album, “Satan in Clothes”, has captured that vibe better than anything else I’ve heard to date. Now, that’s not to say they were intentionally trying to do that, and I’m also not saying that their music sounds in any way like Nirvana. No, what I’m saying is that PrettyMouth’s music is hauntingly beautiful, just the way Unplugged in New York is. Marie Litton has a wonderfully crisp voice that will immediately capture your attention. The sweetness and gentleness of her voice contrasts vibrantly with the spooky music PrettyMouth creates. As I listened to PrettyMouth I found myself very often comparing their music to that of Dark Dark Dark.”

“If you've heard the names Marie Litton, Lief Sjostrom or Ryan Longenecker before, it's because they've all got hands in different projects. But together, they're PrettyMouth. The trio released their debut LP, Satan in Clothes, just a few weeks ago, and they played three songs from it: "A Certain Sacrifice," "Sinisterly" and "Morning Terrors." The band then sat down with Ashley to discuss their music, which they describe as "dark folk." What they brought us: A Cruella De Vil figurine that nicely matched the dark color scheme of the session. Read more: http://www.coloradodaily.com/entertainment/ci_21997658#ixzz2LEoAzY8s Coloradodaily.com”

“This one should be a fun mix. We had some great string playing to fill out the recording and even some bass lines from your truly. Nice roomy drum tones with brushes galore and some pretty haunting melodies. Time to go to work!”

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