Pink Nasty Preps Tour On The Heels of Packed SXSW Performance
Press Plaudits Continue for Mold The Gold
"[Sara] Beck manages to do the near impossible—make the familiar sound revealing." -Under the Radar
"If you haven't heard this shrewd songwriting talent by now, you don't know what you're missing." –Harp
"...strikes the right combination of self-parody and sentiment, maintaining a cool irony without sounding jaded." –Magnet
"['Don't Ever Change'] -- as true and realistic as love songs get." –NPR
Pink Nasty, the nom-de-tune of songwriter Sara Beck may have made her debut South by Southwest appearance at Elysium last month, but the crowded venue filled with local fans and industry elite suggests her popularity preceded her. She had the honor to share the stage that night with indie favorites The Berg Sans Nipple, Bang Gang, 65daysofstatic, The Octopus Project, Black Moth Super Rainbow, and Girl Talk. Miss Nasty is now getting ready to hit the road later this month with her backing band, The Black, where she will be touring in support of her sophomore hit, Mold The Gold.
Mold The Gold takes the bold spiciness of Pink Nasty's debut Mule School and polishes it with even more pop hooks about trying to find a tolerable love life while suffering from a serious case of Midwestern, suburban apathy. Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Black Nasty, Pink's provocative rapper brother, contribute to the song "BTK Killer," which Pink Nasty wrote while living in Wichita, Kansas during the killer's reemergence in the town.
The track "Golden Smoke" highlights Beck's ability to write haunting folk ballads. Her lighter, bubblegum-pop side shines through on "Take It Back," and her dynamic pop-rock theatrics and sense of humor merge in the recently produced video for the breakout track, "Away Message," (VIDEO) which was featured on Blender's Hot List. If all of that doesn't clue you in to what Pink Nasty is all about, check out her cover of Usher's "Burn" (DOWNLOAD). Sincere? Tongue in cheek? Both? Nasty!
Pink Nasty and Black Nasty recorded Mold The Gold on Paul Oldham's farm in Kentucky and at their homes in Texas and Kansas, and the recording captures what Austinist.com calls "an electricity and crispness that are entirely new and unexpected dimensions of her sound." On the album, Beck tells of her exploration of the dueling emotions of insecurity and apathy in relationships in 13 humorous and wry pop gems that most would consider refreshingly beyond her years.
Mold The Gold Tracklisting:
01. I Don't Know
02. BTK Blues
03. Napoleon Complex
04. Street Smart
05. Dirty Soap
06. Golden Smoke
07. Take It Back
08. Hot Pink House
09. Thirsty Thursday
11. Away Message
12. Mold The Gold
13. Don't Ever Change
Stream The Album HERE.
Tour dates available HERE.