Much love to Ohio’s Tweens, but a new band more closely belonging to that demographic has fully arrived. Pretty Little Demons are Lydia Night — who, okay, at 13 has technically crossed over to the teens — and Marhly Murphy, who’s 11. The Los Angeles two-piece, both alumni of the Southern Girls Rock and Roll Camp, already played last year’s South By Southwest, and they’re booked for Lollapalooza this summer. Late last month, the two shared a music video that recently caught our eye via the blog for Bradford Cox-scored film Teenage, and it’s beyond “precocious.”
Twin Peaks‘ “Log Lady” character returns, the Kills’ Alison Mosshart plays a scientist, and then there are Night and Murphy in the classic TV show’s “Red Room,” perfoming the yowling garage-rock of “Unknown Species.” Directed by Morgan Higby Night, the clip shows Pretty Little Demons are already adept students of Jack White-style rock’n’roll, and Jemina Pearl’s teenage band Be Your Own Pet also comes to mind. But there’s enough grit and charisma here to suggest the best is yet to come. In the meantime, the audience for the new Twin Peaks box set could be bigger and younger than David Lynch might imagine. Look out, it’s Windom Earle.