It seems like Friday night is yet another one of those nights in Austin with tons of live music options to fit just about anyone’s musical tastes. Lankford and I may be checking out Hamilton down at the Parish or hopping over to see Sungod at Red 7. For those looking to see a promising out of town act on the cheap, head over to Empire for a show by DC based Pree. You should definitely check out my SXSW interview with the band while you’re at it. Locals fill out the lineup with Silver Ships kicking things off and Auroravore playing right before the headliners.
After just recently sharing their awesome new pop single with you, I thought it fitting to reach out to DC based group Pree to discuss their upcoming SXSW experience. As always, we are very thankful for the band’s time and honest answers. Follow the jump to see what they have to say.
While perusing some of the bands playing SXSW this year, I came across DC pop band Pree, realizing that I posted about them almost 6 years ago as a start up act. Now I’ve probably missed some of their tunes over the years, but I’m excited to share with you this great track today entitled “Hooks & Eyes”. The song is an impressive little pop number that reminds me of fellow female led band Headlights combined with some of the quirkiness from Deerhoof. It’s rather pleasant.
Pick up new album, Rima, on May 5th via Paper Garden Records.
DC band Pree are a new band to us and are fairly new to the music game as well. We get tons of press releases everyday and it’s nice when we find something that really catches our ear like this band has. The self described sound of Pree mixes “Regina Spektor style narratives, Isaac Brock’s vocal stylings, haunting folk, and a remarkable command of words”. That sounds about right to us. Their debut EP A Chopping Block can be bought on itunes or in physical form on the Kora Records website. We are jammin’ it hard style.
Download: Pree – In the Parlor [MP3]