PRETTY FLOWERS, THE: Golden Beat Sessions: CD

A collection of eight cover songs, which puts this release right on the line between an EP and a full album. Perfectly passable versions of songs by Teenage Fanclub, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Warren Zevon, Thin Lizzy, Wipers, and more. Walking the line between indie pop and power pop, this band can certainly play and that makes this a solid effort rather than the embarrassing undertaking it might be for a lot of others. Would certainly be interested in hearing more and hearing what their actual songwriting is like. –Mike Frame (Dirt Cult, theprettyflowers.bandcamp.com)