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The New Romance (20th Anniversary Edition)
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Pretty Girls Make Graves
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Release Date
September 7, 2023

Back in print on white vinyl this November 3rd for the first time since 2003: ‘The New Romance’ by Pretty Girls Make Graves, the latest installment of Matador’s ongoing catalog series Revisionist History.

Pretty Girls Make Graves formed in Seattle in 2001, fused together out of the still glowing embers of nearly a dozen important groups. Andrea Zollo and Derek Fudesco had played together in Death Wish Kids and Area 51 along with Dann Gallucci, with whom Derek formed Murder City Devils. Shortly before the Murder City Devils called it quits, he and Andrea started Pretty Girls Make Graves with J. Clark (who was in Kill Sadie and Sharks Keep Moving) and Nick Dewitt and Nathan Thelen (both in Bee Hive Vaults).

Brilliantly produced by Phil Ek (Modest Mouse, Built To Spill, Les Savy Fav), ‘The New Romance’ magnifies Pretty Girls Make Graves’ songcraft and technical prowess while letting some air into their songs and keeping things in crisp focus. Every song on ‘The New Romance’ is an anthem, yet without traditional verses and choruses. Tension builds and shifts without conventional release, as moments of glassy beauty and rousing aggression trade sides.

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Something Bigger, Something Brighter 5:09 Buy

    Something Bigger, Something Brighter

  2. 2 The Grandmother Wolf 2:58 Buy

    The Grandmother Wolf

  3. 3 Mr. Club 0:48 Buy

    Mr. Club

  4. 4 All Medicated Geniuses 3:24 Buy

    All Medicated Geniuses

  5. 5 Blue Lights 3:03 Buy

    Blue Lights

  6. 6 Chemical, Chemical 2:39 Buy

    Chemical, Chemical

  7. 7 7 0:36 Buy


  8. 8 The Teeth Collector 4:07 Buy

    The Teeth Collector

  9. 9 Holy Names 3:57 Buy

    Holy Names

  10. 10 The New Romance 4:10 Buy

    The New Romance

  11. 11 This Is Our Emergency 3:43 Buy

    This Is Our Emergency

  12. 12 A Certain Cemetery 5:07 Buy

    A Certain Cemetery

  13. 13 C-30 C-60 C-90 Go! 3:16 Buy

    C-30 C-60 C-90 Go!

  14. 14 Magic Lights 1:52 Buy

    Magic Lights

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