Pretty Too Bad
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Pretty Too Bad

San Diego, California, United States | SELF

San Diego, California, United States | SELF
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"Artist Interview: Pretty Too Bad"

You know the old adage. That the grass is always greener on the other side.
And if this rock outfit keeps it up, it may be nothing but green pastures ahead of them.
Pretty Too Bad is a simple rock outfit with a simple intention: to make music “with the ability to inspire and influence life forms on Earth.” Though this San Diego quartet has only been together for a short time (they formed in 2008), it won’t be long until all life forms from anywhere know their name. With the release of their debut full-length “Balloons,” this is only the beginning of that journey.
Rather than having me ramble on about them, how about hearing their story from one of the people who experienced everything from the beginning: singer/guitarist/pianist Clayton Tryniszewski. I recently got a hold of Pretty Too Bad’s eclectic band member via email to talk history, new album, life in the California music scene, and more: -

"Introducing Pretty Too Bad"

With only a handful of live shows under their belt, Pretty Too Bad is already poised to start turning heads in San Diego. Beginning with a few rough tracks written on an Ocean Beach piano, Clayton Edward has taken a slow, calculated approach to launching this project. We recently met up with the four piece at Black Box Studios to snag some footage and to find out more about the emerging project. -


:::"Balloons" ALBUM (2011):::

1. Big Fish (radio air play 94/9 + 91X FM)

2. Bloody Train

3.Caves (radio air play 94/9 + 91X FM)

4. Walk Away (radio air play 94/9 + 91X FM)

5. Find Your Place

6. Morning Smile

7. Make It Real

8. Time Will Only Tell

9. Wake Up

10. Don't Have Today (radio air play 94/9 FM)

:::"Prototype Blueprint" DEMO (2009):::

1. Bloody Train

2. Walk Away (radio air play 91X FM)

3. Juggling Knives



Pretty Too Bad are an alternative rock band formed in 2008 in Ocean Beach, California, a small beach community in San Diego County. The band consists of Clayton Tryniszewski (Vocals/ Guitar/ Piano), Jim Hughes (Vocals/ Guitar), Ismael Velazquez (Vocals / Bass) and Damon DeLaPaz (Vocals/ Drums). Having recently solidified their line-up, PTB are currently playing live shows in and around San Diego and, are poised to expand their following with the release of their first recorded effort, an eclectic collection of songs entitled Balloons.  

On December 2, 2010, PTB entered Big Fish Recording Studio in Encinitas, CA with the intention of capturing an albums worth of ideas that could influence and entertain the lifeforms on Earth. With their collective years of diverse musical experience, PTB enlisted the services of engineers Ben Moore and Matt Van Allen to capture the live raw energy the band exudes. This collection of musical minds would prove to be not only efficient and productive, but intensely creative as well. Van Allen’s sound technical recording abilities allowed the band to quickly and painlessly lay down their raw passion on tape, and Ben Moore’s gifted ear for mixing revealed the unique voice of a band uninhibited.

There is a little something for everyone on Balloons. The album opens with the simple, driving groove of “Big Fish,” a song sure to capture the hearts and minds of listeners everywhere. Positive and relatable lyrics help build to a powerful chorus that sounds great on record, but sounds even better with a live crowd singing along. Other highlights of this release include the funky and energetic “Caves,” (a song that will have you so busy dancing that you won’t even notice the world coming to an end) and “Walk Away,” a song that employs the use of clever wordplay, a catchy melody, and an infectious rhythm to get its message across.

Balloons will be released to the public March of 2011. It may change the world and it may not. No matter what or who it changes, it will definitely be a worthy and welcome addition to the musical library of planet Earth, and will be ready and waiting for anyone with open ears, an open mind, and an open heart. This is your life. This is your time.

Pretty Too Bad is available for shows / support anywhere and any time on Earth. This is YOUR life. This is YOUR time.