New York City’s Pretty Sick have shared their new single ‘Allen Street’, along with its accompanying video.
The track comes in slow and heavy, before picking up momentum to a more frantic pace. The video, directed by frequent Pretty Sick collaborator Manon Macasaet, finds the band wreaking havoc across New York’s Lower East Side.
Native New Yorker Sabrina Fuentes formed the band when she was just 13-years-old. Now 20, Fuentes is preparing to release a new EP on Dirty Hit with her bandmate. In addition to Fuentes on bass, there’s drummer Austin Williamson, guitarist Wade Oates and bassist Orazio Argentero.
Listen to ‘Allen Street’ by Pretty Sick on the Official Fantasy Premier League playlist on Spotify.
In the course of a relatively short, formative span of time in her life, front-woman Sabrina has become a vital presence in the youthful New York City scene where skaters, visual artists, rock ’n’ roll-obsessed teens, and jazz heads all rub shoulders in the wide avenues, shoebox apartments, and galleries of the Lower East Side.
Fuentes weaves this creative community into her sometimes raucous, sometimes restrained, and always personal songwriting and visuals. With songs that stem from her pre-teenage years to today, Fuentes’ upcoming music builds on the grunge-indebted sound of Pretty Sick’s earlier releases to fully chart the experience of being a teenager in New York City.
“It’s just about experiences being a teenager in New York. New York is a big theme in all of my music for the most part,” Fuentes says. “It’s such a deeply human city, even if it’s at risk of being taken over by gentrifiers and developers.
“There’s nothing you can’t do in New York, and there’s nothing the city can’t handle. It inspires so much, and it inspires so many people. It’s given me everything I have.”