Watch: The Prettiots: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concerts
The Prettiots‘ songs are winsome and clever, but most of all they’re honest and funny. Goodness knows pop music needs some clever fun.
The three women in The Prettiots — Kay Kasparhauser on ukulele and lead vocals, Rachel Trachtenburg from the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players on drums, and bassist Lulu Prat — share their love of everything from Law & Order to old-school girl groups like the Shangri-Las. Their song “Stabler,” performed here, is based on Kasparhauser’s infatuation with the Law & Order character Elliot Stabler.
It’s the sort of music you’ll either adore or abhor; it’s hard to be neutral and you’ll know it quickly. For me, their appearance at the Tiny Desk totally made my day.
Producers: Bob Boilen, Maggie Starbard; Audio Engineer: Brian Jarboe; Editor: Morgan Walker; Videographers: Maggie Starbard, Morgan McCloy; Assistant Producer: Michaela Gugliotta; photo by Morgan McCloy/NPR