Pretty Crimes is Dan Irving and Em Edgerton. We began making music together in 2018 after meeting at UNC-Chapel Hill's radio station, WXYC. A year into writing and performing material we decided we should become a full band, not just a duo. Danny Strief joined us on guitar and vocals, and not long after, Jerod Oakes joined us on drums. From there we started to polish off a set of ten songs that would become our debut album, You Have Your Mind.
You Have Your Mind is a collection of songs that Dan, Danny, and Em had before starting Pretty Crimes and songs written with the intent of being on this album. Because of the different styles and influences we as a band have, the album cannot be pinned down into one genre. It ranges from upbeat pop, to indie-folk, to alternative rock. We take you on a journey and share our individual voices through our songwriting. There is an underlying theme that connects all of the songs. One of the nature of belief, and the differences between perception and reality. Some songs play with this theme more overtly, whereas others dance around it.