Schwindy’s indie music spotlight: Prima Donna
Prima Donna will release its new album at Amoeba on February 10
When you hear a lot of new music, the selections really run the gamut. You get bands that are dramatic and melancholy, and you get bands that rock you from the first notes of the new album. Count Prima Donna in the second category.
The album begins with “Pretty Little Head” and it leaves very little mystery about what you’ll hear on the rest of the album. This song is pure garage rock – and to be honest it sounds like the garage rock of the 60s. The way this band plays together is impressive. In this song, you’ll hear some frenetic drumming and bass lines, some great guitar, and tempo that will get you moving – quickly. Plus, you’ll hear some gritty lead vocals and backing vocals that bring Ramones to mind. If you’re already a fan of garage rock, this song will only help you like it more. If you’re not a fan of garage rock, this song might be enough to win you over.