VIDEO: The Prettiots’ ‘Boys’ May Be the Coolest Uke-based Indie-rock Song Ever

By Mark Kemp

Surfing Youtube after a satisfying day at the offices of Ukulele, Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar, and Strings, I ran across the Prettiots’ 2014 video for their song “Boys (I Dated in High School),” directed by ’80s Lower East Side underground filmmaker Richard Kern (Sonic Youth, Lydia Lunch, et al.).

I had almost forgotten that I once pronounced this “maybe the coolest ukulele-based indie-rock song ever.” You may or may not agree, but you should have the pleasure of enjoying it at least once in your life.


Go ahead: Watch “Boys” now. And boys — which boy were you?

(Shout-out to my friend, mentor, musical encyclopedia, and legendary Stonewall activist Jim Fouratt for the reminder!)