The Pretty Reckless’s extraordinary third studio album Who You Selling For releases today via Razor & Tie. Produced by longtime collaborator Kato Khandwala, Who You Selling For expands the band’s sound to encompass soul, blues and rock and roll. The songs were written by front woman Taylor Momsen and guitarist Ben Phillips. Momsen’s dark lyrics and raw, charismatic vocals are on full display and the band delivers at high intensity with a level of musicianship that raises the bar.
The album’s first single “Take Me Down,” this week once again recaptures the #1 spot on the rock chart, having first topped the chart on August 29. It has remained top 3 amidst tough competition, surpassing both Green Day and Metallica to reclaim the top slot. This milestone marks the fourth consecutive #1 for the band, who broke records as the first female-fronted band to have three chart toppers in a row with “Heaven Knows,” “Messed Up World” and “Follow Me Down” (all from 2014’s Going To Hell) – a feat that has not been accomplished since The Pretenders in 1984, over 30 years ago. The band is currently the only female-led band on the chart’s top 30 songs. Watch the “Take Me Down” video below.
The New York Times recently wrote, “The Pretty Reckless have steadily established itself as one of the most consistently enjoyable rock bands in the country. As rock by and large collapses, how does this group, with its faithful revisiting of louche1980s power rock, continue to thrive? Find out on its third full-length album, Who You Selling For.”
Kerrang! says the album is “… a barrel bomb of heavy blues riffs, soulful grooves and cathartic lyricism, Who You Selling For seemingly lays Taylor’s soul bare.”
Alternative Nation said, “The band’s diverse resume of influences is heard as they expand their horizons and explore other sub-genres of rock, such as southern, blues, and funk. This versatility shows the extent of the band’s aptitude…This is The Pretty Reckless’s most daring, progressive album yet. And you’re gonna love it.”
Metal Wani raves, “Who You Selling For has it all. The Pretty Reckless have not been afraid to experiment on this album. From the foot stomping anthem “Prisoner” to the more fast paced numbers, and not forgetting the blues rooted sound of “Wild City”, it is clear that The Pretty Reckless are ready to shake things up and explore more of the wide landscape that is Rock’n’Roll.”
Watch the new lyric video of the new single, “Oh My God”, below.
TPR hits the road this week in support of the album, hitting major markets in the US and wrapping on December 6th in Los Angeles.
Full routing is as follows:
October 22 Elverta, CA Discover Park (Aftershock Festival)
October 23 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
October 24 Scottsdale, AZ Livewire
October 26 Lubbock, TX Wild West
October 27 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live!
October 29 New Orleans, LA City Park (Voodoo Festival)
October 30 Houston, TX House of Blues
November 1 Atlanta, GA The Buckhead Theatre
November 3 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live
November 4 Orlando, FL House of Blues
November 5 Destin, FL Club LA
November 7 Nashville, TN The Cannery Ballroom
November 10 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
November 11 Chicago, IL House of Blues
November 12 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
November 13 Toronto, ON The Phoenix Concert Theater
November 15 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
November 16 New York, NY Terminal 5
November 18 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!
November 19 Niagara Falls, NY The Rapids Theater
November 21 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
November 22 Clive, IA 7 Flags Event Center
November 23 Minneapolis, MN Myth Live Event Center
November 25 Green Bay, WI The Sandlot Entertainment Complex
November 26 Sioux City, IA Anthem @ Hard Rock
November 28 Denver, CO The Ogden Theatre
November 30 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
December 1 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
December 2 Seattle, WA The Showbox
December 3 Portland, OR The Roseland Theater
December 6 Los Angeles, CA Mayan Theater