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LISTEN: Taylor Momsen’s Debut EP

The Gossip Girl starlet debuts new songs with her ferocious rock band, the Pretty Reckless.

By: Patrck Darcy // June 17, 2010

Like her overambitious and wayward onscreen persona Jenny Humphrey, Gossip Girl’s sixteen-year-old star Taylor Momsen definitely has more than a bit of rock star in her.

The self-titled, four-track debut EP from her band the Pretty Reckless is now streaming on Billboard.com.The EP is officially out June 22.Listen now!

We reviewed their debut set at NYC club Annex last year, and also their appearance at Bamboozle in May. You’d think it’d be hard to take a pubescent actress in a teen drama about gossip bloggers and Upper East Side “queen bees” seriously as a musician, but the music is making it pretty hard not to.

Lead single “Make Me Wanna Die” is a snarly, Courtney Love-esque rock song, with some pretty hard guitar riffs. And “My Medicine” is an EP-standout, perfect parts pop and alt-rock.

“Hey there father, I don’t want to bother you, but I got a sin to confess,” she sings on “Goin’ Down.” “I’m just 16 if you know what I mean, do you mind if I take off my dress?”Well, you’re sixteen, so yes, to avoid a lawsuit, we would mind.

Tell us what you think about the Pretty Reckless in the comments.