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“BETTER LIFE” by The Pulltops


The Pulltops are a dynamic duo hailing from Milwaukee who blend Indie Rock, Power Pop, and Album Rock to create an infectious and distinctive sound. The band consists of drummer Mark Pierret and guitarist Tom Crowell, who bonded over their shared passion for music and diverse record collections. Mark's musical tastes lean towards old country and soul, while Tom draws inspiration from the experimental and underground scene.


Despite their different preferences, the duo always finds common ground in their love for pop music and irresistible hooks, which serve as the foundation for their songwriting. While staying true to the classic pop and indie rock formula, they fearlessly incorporate elements from their eclectic influences, resulting in a unique and captivating musical style.




The Pulltops' latest release, 'Better Life,' which came out on July 7th, 2023, perfectly embodies the essence of their band name. This captivating track is the fourth song on their six-track EP, 'Between The Lines.' From the very beginning, you are greeted with a haunting and melancholic guitar riff that immediately brings to mind the signature style of Tom Crowell, the band's lead guitarist. The initial melodies of the song evoke an eerie atmosphere that would seamlessly fit into the a cinematic scene depicting a forsaken, post-apocalyptic cabin, enveloped by the ominous presence of oak wood. Tom's entry into the song is accompanied by heavy bass drum, guitars and a voice that carries a rough-edged twang, perfectly complementing the atmosphere.



The band skillfully crafts a world with an atmospheric feel, blending catchy riffs with a rocky sound. 'Better Life' showcases strong and energetic instrumentals that immediately captivate with a sense of suspense. The incorporation of classical instrumentation weaves colorful threads into a n embroidery of indie alt-rock, dreamy guitar reverb, and an ambiance that will surely resonate with fans of Mark Pierret and Tom Crowell's scene. We thoroughly enjoyed this release from The Pulltops and eagerly anticipate their future releases!"



Garcia Penned 🖊️

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