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Me Talk Pretty’s Music Commands Listeners To ‘Wake Up’

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New York rockers Me Talk Pretty received the 2009 MTV Video Music Award for breakout artist in NYC earnestly. Since 2006 they've performed more than 500 shows in the US and Canada. Among the dates were stops on The Vans Warped Tour, at SXSW and CMJ festivals, and various acoustic sets for retail giants Hot Topic and Best Buy. They just wrapped a run with Neon Trees, Paper Tongues, and Civil Twilight.

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This summer they released their album, We Are Strangers, and received a strong reaction to their single "Wake Up," a piercing guitar track with rhythmic drums and brash, sharp vocals from Romania-bred lead singer Uliana Preotu.

In addition to their musicianship, comprising Leon Lyazidi on guitar and keyboards, James Kluz on drums, and Nate Meng on bass, the band's appeal is tightly connected to its matter-of-fact outlook on relationship woes. Preotu sings with aggression. She is ready to move on if necessary, as opposed to sitting at home, crying into a box of tissue.

Me Talk Pretty keeps the tone in-your-face on "Brokenhearted," "Say You Will," and "Why Are You Here."

It makes sense since that their music has been featured in video games, EA Sports NHL 2010 and The Sims 3: World Adventures. They make theme music.

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