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Soundcheck: The Prids


Matt Carney August 17th, 2011

The Prids survived more social shake-ups than most families. Fifteen years, a handful of city-to-city moves, a marriage and a divorce ago, there were just David Frederickson and Mistina La Fave, who started making music together in a little corner of Missouri.

The pair wound up in Portland, Ore., in 1999, where they started recording a certain subconsciously subterranean, guitar-driven music with catchy, but still literary lines sung boy-girl. And don’t forget the special ingredient: just the right amount of distortion.

Last year’s “Chronosynclastic” draws all this musical influence in and emotes it over 15 years’ worth of life experience. Frederickson said on the band’s website that it’s thematically concerned with the passage of time. Don’t confuse that with nostalgia, however; The Prids are far more than worn-out rockers. “I’ll Wait” is four and a half minutes about embracing what’s undesirable about yourself and sharing it with another. Few musicians ever reach that depth of emotional security.

At 8 p.m. Friday, The Prids bring their romantic, shoegazey brand of indie rock to The Conservatory, 8911 N. Western. Also appearing are Crown Imperial and Walking Relic; tickets are $7. For more information, visit conservatoryokc.com. Best bring a date. —Matt Carney

 
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