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17 Aug

When a band goes a year without playing in their hometown, they may start to wonder if their core audience has dissipated. Such was not the case on this special night (July 14th) as MeTalkPretty returned to their home New York City for a sold out show at Bowery Ballroom. Unfortunately, the band wasn’t headlining. Instead, they were opening for Civil Twilight, Neon Trees and Paper Tongues (not a bad lineup!)

Fronted by the sexy yet mysterious Julia Preotu, MeTalkPretty rocked Bowery as if it were Madison Square Garden despite the fact that doors had opened merely minutes before the band took the stage. Julia has a huge stage presence, and an edgy, unique voice to go along with it. You’d never guess just from hearing her sing that she has quite the endearing romanian accent. Between songs, she engaged the audience in some chit chat, talking about the band’s new We Are Strangers EP and opening up to speak about her late mother.

To the unfamiliar ear, the name MeTalkPretty might sound like a cliche emo pop punk band. But it is not! MeTalkPretty’s an energetic alternative rock band with stadium filling potential. Check them out next opening for Filter at the Bowery Ballroom on Saturday August 21st. You can get your tickets here

04 Aug

New York City alternative rockers MeTalkPretty have nabbed a support spot on Filter’s upcoming show at Bowery Ballroom. The show is sure to be huge as both bands will be celebrating new releases. MeTalkPretty just released their We Are Strangers EP and on August 17th, Filter will drop their new album The Trouble With Angels. Tickets are on sale NOW

27 Jul

MeTalkPretty is set to release an EP today (July 27th, 2010) containing 5 songs from their upcoming full-length debut, WE ARE STRANGERS. The full album will be out this Fall/Winter.

The EP will include the band’s first single, “Wake Up,” as well as “Brokenhearted”, “Love is in the air,” “Why Are You Here?” and “Say You Will”. This early sampling of material will serve to whet appetites for MeTalkPretty’s signature sound.

The band’s music practically bursts with passion from the very beginning of the album. Romanian born singer, Julia Preotu, has a breathless urgency to her vocal style and her counterpart, songwriter/guitarist, Leon Lyazidi, brings a darkness and texture to the music that makes it so much more than radio-ready-rock. The rhythm section of James Kluz (drums) and Nate Meng (bass) provide the most solid of foundations for the band’s dynamic sound.

MeTalkPretty has played over 500 shows in The US and Canada including three years on The Vans Warped Tour, and appearances at the prominent SXSW and CMJ festivals. 2009 saw them win a MTV VMA for Best Breakout artist in NYC. The band completed a music video for their debut single “Wake Up!” – which is available for purchase on iTunes. The video won them MTVU’s FRESHMAN award (voted for by the fans) shortly after its release. “Wake Up” has also been placed in video games – EA Sports NHL 2010 and The Sims 3: World Adventures.

More information on MeTalkPretty can be found on and

10 Jun

MeTalkPretty has a new video out for their single “Wake Up!”. The pop-rock band released an EP and embarked on a journey of relentless touring and self-promotion. They built up a loyal fan base, amassing over 400 shows in the US and Canada, including two national tours with The Warped Tour and appearances at SXSW and CMJ. In 2009, the band went on to win an MTV VMA for Best Breakout artist in NY and placement of their song “Wake Up!” in EA Sports NHL 2010 and The Sims 3: World Adventures.

MeTalkPretty’s debut album, entitled, We Are Strangers, is scheduled to release this summer on 805 Records/Fontana/Universal Music. Check it out here (or below) and catch them on tour soon with Paper Tongues, Neon Trees and Civil Twilight.