The Filthy Youth!
Monday’s lesson for those of you playing along at home: You can’t judge a book by its cover, no matter how pretty it is.
This beautiful boy is Ed Westwick, star of the tv show Gossip Girl. He’s definitely gorgeous and a fair enough actor, but then I heard he was in a band. Of course I thought, “Here we fucking go. Yet another pretty boy actor who thinks he should be a rock star…zzzz….”. That was until I checked out his band, The Filthy Youth. I’ll admit, I only looked because I figured they sucked ass and needed a good laugh at someone else’s expense. What? Oh, like you don’t do that, too!
But imagine my surprise when I listened to a few songs and discovered that they ROCK. Seriously. These are just the kinds of songs I love — catchy, post punk with serious attitude. The guys can play and Hotpants? Can actually sing. Check it:
I may just have a new favorite band. And having an insanely hot frontman? Never hurt anything.