It's Not Gonna Be Pretty (Album)

by The Sour Notes

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“It’s Not Gonna Be Pretty” is the critically acclaimed third album by The Sour Notes. It was released on January 1, 2010 and features the popular tracks “Do-ers & Say-ers” and “One Fell Swoop”, which later aired on the Showtime series “Shameless”. The album was recorded by The Sour Notes at home in the Cherrywood-area of Austin, TX and partly-recorded at Texas State University in San Marcos, where Chris went to school and still had a key to the music rehearsal-rooms. It was mixed by Steve Christensen at The Treehouse in Houston (where the drums were also recorded) and mastered by Joe LaPorta & Heba Kadry at The Lodge in Manhattan. The album features additional vocals by Elaine Greer (who would later join/rejoin the band) and Micaila San Miguel (who previously recorded on “Received in Bitterness”). Original cover art illustrated by Jared Boulanger.


released 01 January 2010

Words by Jared Boulanger
Vocals by Jared Boulanger, Elaine Greer & Micaila San Miguel
Guitars by Chris Page & Jared Boulanger
Bass by Brandi Dipietro & Jared Boulanger
Drums by Travis Hackett & Jared Boulanger
Keys / Synth by Chris Page & Jared Boulanger



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"Never short on hooks or ambition, The Sour Notes play brittle pop for star-crossed post-grads... On rising tides of lonesome guitars and glimmering synths, the band builds its postmillennial laments, occasionally nodding to Krautrock and frequently conceding to soundtrack-worthy mood."-Erik Adams, The Onion AV Club,,13870/ ... more


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