The technicolor pop band Pree has gained a steady following in its home base, Washington D.C., but is quickly gaining a footing in Brooklyn. Pree released its sophomore album, Rima, on Brooklyn’s Paper Garden Records and is making the Brooklyn tour circuit, including a Northside Festival showcase this week (the band will be playing the Paper Garden showcase with ARMS, Stranger Cat, Salt Cathedral and more).
Fronted by singer May Tabol, previously of DC experimental pop group Le Loup, Pree makes more than just some pretty melodies and vocals. Rima, says WAMU radio station, “represents a significant evolution for the band” and shows off a “fuller sound,” thanks to instrumentals by guitarist Michael Zepeda, bassist Ben Schurr, and drummer Ben Usie. Still, the newest album takes on a deep tone of self-reflection; the album, says the band in its cover note, is “a study in these divergences of personal relationships and how the narrator copes with their implications as she seeks to define herself and determine what to leave behind, and what is worth hanging onto.”
Perhaps it’s why their new music video for the single “The Dog” is just as dreamy and melodic as its album description. Check out the release of its newest music video for the single “The Dog,” off of Rima.
Pree will be playing Northside Festival on Friday, June 12 at The Living Room and are headlining Paper Garden Records brunch show at Baby’s All Right Saturday, June 13 at 4:30PM. Check out the rest of the show lineup during Northside Festival here.