PRETTY FLOWERS, THE / LAST GOOD SLEEP: Split: 7”

I may be an outsider to indie rock, but I know what I like, and I love The Pretty Flowers. It’s clean, but not sterile. Structured, but not confining. It’s beautiful, heartfelt music that I can put my head down on my desk and listen to, and know that it will make me feel better. They are a true treasure of Los Angeles. Last Good Sleep offer up two tracks of rugged emo rock—half meandering through the grooves—but it all comes together as the needle approaches the runoff. –Daryl (Self-released)