Video Premiere | The Pretty Flowers, “Police Me”

Los Angeles-based four-piece The Pretty Flowers is an infinitely hooky indie rock band that writes songs to rival even the best cuts from Guided By Voices, Superchunk, and Teenage Fanclub. For some, this take could be blasphemous, but their sophomore effort, A Company Sleeve (released via Double Helix Records in 2023), offered undeniable proof. Robust and infectious, the record incorporated bits of jangle pop, college rock, power pop and more for a rock second effort that demands repeat listens.

Today, the band offers a previously unreleased cut, “Police Me,” in advance of their Spring tour dates (below).

According to the band, “‘Police Me’ was recorded during the first A Company Sleeve album session with Adam Lasus in 2019, but the song had been kicking around since just after we finished up the Why Trains Crash album. The lyrics were written pretty quickly, without too much fuss. It’s mostly about someone feeling like they’re always on the outside of things, who’s not connecting with people in the same way they see other people connecting, driving them to be more isolated from the outside world and paranoid.  

“Some of our close friends, as well as the band, wanted ‘Police Me’ to be on A Company Sleeve, but we just couldn’t be convinced there was a good place for it. Now seems like a good time to share it with everyone, as we work on our next record and head to SXSW.”

The single will be released everywhere digitally, and as a flexi disc single limited to 250, via the group’s Bandcamp and at shows. 

Catch them live:

March 12-16 – SXSW / Austin, TX

March 22- Ventura, CA

March 23 – Permanent Records – Los Angeles, CA

March 29 – Reno, Nevada

March 30 – Red Dwarf / Las Vegas, Nevada

Photo courtesy of The Pretty Flowers