Die Pretty

Die Pretty

 New York City, New York, USA
BandAlternativeRock

Die Pretty is a female-fronted alternative pop-rock group straight from New York City consisting of sister/brother combo Sarah and Sal. They've taken alternative rock to a whole new level!

Biography

Most bands in their mid 20s don't have to deal with Cancer and the scars it leaves on band members and loved-ones. But for Brooklyn based and in your face, Alt/Rock "Die Pretty", they did.

Sibings, Sarah Orloff and Sal Leo began writing music together when they were teenagers and formed their first band The Flying Bobbz…named after an amusement park ride. So Cal Punk and Ska bands heavily influenced them. They performed in and around different bars and halls in their hometown of Johnstown, NY. They quickly gained a following and even had regular rotation of one of their songs on a popular FM rock station WQBJ.

After college Sarah Orloff, singer/bassist and Sal Leo, guitar, met fellow guitarist, Tommy Cai (Chinese) and drummer, Angelo Merendino (Italian) after posting an add on Craigslist, they had a real melting pot of a band. It was exciting and in 2008 "Die Pretty" the Alt/Punk band was born.

Their first album "Bittersweet" was picked up by an indie label Unconform Records, out of Frankfurt Germany in 2009 and "Girls and Boys" was radio candy. Having a debut record out in Europe was thrilling; it quickly sold 900 copies before the label sadly folded. They continued to write songs, using New York City as their inspiration. Living in the city certainly provided a canvas of life experiences to work with, which can be seen inked onto Sarah and Sal. They had appearances on TVs NY INK (TLC 2012) and Modeling assignments for INKED Mag (2011). They played the top live venues in NYC regularly…including Arlene's Grocery (Most recently: March 30th 2012 SOLD OUT SHOW) and Gramercy Theatre to enthusiastic fans and it was inspiring.

In 2011 "Die Pretty" was named one of the "TOP 100 UNSIGNED BANDS of 2011" by Music Connection Magazine. They went back into the studio to finish work on their 2012 record with Producer/Engineer, Oliver Straus, in Williamsburg Brooklyn.

Sadly, Angelo's wife passed away from Cancer in 2011. Devastated and under the stress of it all Angelo could not go on playing music and left the band. They'll always have the two of them close to their hearts and remembered in the stories the Tattoo's tell on both Sarah and Sal. The new album "Beyond Fate" is dedicated to Angelo and Jennifer. http://mywifesfightwithbreastcancer.com

"Die Pretty's" value proposition, a 20-song album, CD & Digital, ($9.99) will be released nationally on May 8th, 2012 entitled "Beyond Fate" to brick & mortar stores thru distributor MVD. They hope that this will be their breakthrough release. The first single off the release is "Medicated Nation" (Video on Outlets Nationally), the struggle of so many people needing meds to live a somewhat normal life is already getting radio play in New York, Phoenix and Los Angeles and the music is spreading with tour dates following. They have also been nominated as an "Artist On The Verge" at the New Music Seminar. "Die Pretty" hope that the memory and struggle of the last few years won't be forgotten and their inspiration within the music will live forever like the stories in ink that adorns their skin, for all to enjoy.

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Discography

"Beyond Fate" - MVD/Cargo Distribution nationally and internationally

"Battle over Brooklyn" EP 2011 - JMD Distribution

"Die Pretty" EP(Self Titled) 2010 - JMD Distribution

"Bittersweet" (Unconform Records 2009 Germany) iTunes