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Pretty GarbageCome Closer

Come Closer, the melodic jangly indie-punk meets power-pop project featuring members of Dan Padilla, Tiltwheel, No Knife and more, have released their debut LP titled "Pretty Garbage".

While time has seemed to stand still over the past year, this has given Come Closer’s J. Wang the time to put together this debut record, Pretty Garbage, that will undoubtedly be turning heads very quickly. “I’m super excited about it and it is much different than anything I’ve done before. With the exception of the drums, the majority of the record was recorded in the back room at my house,” says Wang.

Combining a rock ‘n roll mentality with an indie rock sensibility, Come Closer’s knack for creating lo-fi, hook-laden tunes will make you want to instantly hit the “replay” button.

Embodying the quintessential DIY spirit from years in bands such as Dan Padilla, Tiltwheel, Altaira, and more, Wang produced the record in the back room of his house with some help from an all star cast. Davey Quinn (Tiltwheel, Dan Padilla) and Chris Prescott (Pinback, No Knife, Rocket From The Crypt) lend their musical and engineering talents that helped bring this record to life.

Although it will be some time before we can hear these songs live, we’ll gladly wear out the needles on our record players listening to this album on repeat! Don’t be surprised if Pretty Garbage ends up on many peoples’ end-of-the-year lists!

Pretty Garbage album artPurchaseApril 9th, 2021

Discussion

Jason Gordon

Come Closer's debut LP "Pretty Garbage" delivers

April 27th, 2021

I stumbled on Come Closer by accident and I'm glad I did, because it's one of the most addictive albums I've heard in 2021. Think Superchunk meets The Replacements, guitar driven, melodic, jangly, amped up indie punk/pop rock and roll anthems that will get stuck in your head for days. The album is a hook-filled fest of late '80s / early '90s nostalgia, the kind of sound that never feels stale. The back half of the album is especially impressive with the final 5 song run of 'Just The Way You Are', 'High Life', 'Footsteps', 'The Last Time' and 'Rings" some of my favorites and the perfect sequencing to round out the album. That said, the album is consistent from start to finish and well worth your time.