September 18, 2003

Pretty Girls Make Graves: Disenchanted Romantics

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Are you a wannabe believer? Do you find yourself longing to be an optimist, but unable to shake the comforting detachment of skepticism? Pretty Girls Make Graves know exactly where you’re coming from. The band has staked their hopes on the existence of love and the power of creativity, but realize that their lofty ideals continually plummet towards a bleak, painful reality, whether it be a broken relationship, a deteriorating city, or squandered potential. This ideological tension provides the driving force for the band’s debut LP, The New Romance.

The all too basic dichotomy of na