Pree Release Excellent, Synthy 'Rima'
  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2015

  • Posted by: Don Saas

Pree has grown a lot over the last few years. Since dropping their debut album and touring heavily, the band found themselves a little burnt out from the road. After self-reflection the band reconvened with a new mentality and philosophical outlook. With a focus on the "perilous self-trap of expectation" their sophomore album Rima gives an insightful look into the mindset of not only the band, but probably many people around us. That's what makes this album so great. Besides the fantastic melodies, intricate instrumentation, and feel good vibes, the album delivers on a relatable theme for many to understand.

Beyond the stunning vocals, the real treat is the instrumentation. With lush and rich arrangements, the music is inviting and warm warrant repeated listens. Thankfully, the album does not suffer from a lack of diversity. Each song is intrinsically different, with instruments being used differently on each song. Nothing feels overbearing or poorly planned. From the background vocals to the droning synths, the songs build and build creating a full sound. Singer May Tabol is a talent on the mic. With a host of excellent musicians behind her, she cements the team with a throwback voice and slick lyrics. Rima is an easy listen and in a world where chaotic and claustrophobic releases are becoming more common, this is a nice switch up.

The band will touring and you can catch them at the following stops:

5/08 Washington, DC @ Black Cat- Record Release Show w/ Young Rapids, Heavy Breathing/Info
5/14 Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
5/15 Atlanta, GA @ 529 Bar w/ Concord America
5/17 Decatur, AL @ The Leonard Nimoy Center
5/22 Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
5/25 San Diego, CA @ The Hideout
5/26 Los Angeles, CA @ The Mint
5/27 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
5/31 Seattle, WA @ High Dive
6/02 Denver, CO @ The Lions Lair
6/11 New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall

Check out the album stream below and pick up Rima when it drops 5/5 via Brooklyn's Paper Garden Record.

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