Pretty Girls Make Graves formed in Seattle in 2001, named after The Smiths song of the same name (which came from a Jack Kerouac quote). Andrea Zollo and Derek Fudesco had played together previously in the Hookers, as well as the Death Wish Kids and Area 51 along with Dann Gallucci, with whom Derek had formed Murder City Devils. Not long before the Murder City Devils disbanded, Derek and Andrea formed Pretty Girls Make Graves along with Jay, Nick and Nathan.
The band released their first EP on Dim Mak before releasing their debut album Good Health on Lookout Records in April 2002. The band would later sign to Matador records where they released "The New Romance." Guitarist Nathan Thelen left Pretty Girls Make Graves in March of 2004 and Leona Marrs (formerly of HintHint?) joined as a multi-instrumentalist.
|years active||2001–Present (time)|
|music genre||Indie rock|
|current members|| Nick Dewitt|
|past members||Nathan Thelen|