"That Which Has Wrought Great Anxiety" C37

Pretty Lousy is one beat up, steel-stringed guitar, desperately strumming away on an angsty poet, fitting somewhere between Andrew Jackson Jihad and Dashboard Confessional, exploring concrete themes of personal strife, growing old, bummer-hood, and, as the monicker clearly states, self-deprecation. The occasional electric lead sneaks in there for an added hook held against otherwise open-heart, backyard self-surgery, or maybe a drunken stick-n-poke tattoo at dusk. Emo? You betcha. Earnest? Double yup. Comes with printed lyric sheet for maximum empathy and/or cringe-fest.

-- Jacob An Kittenplan