Saturday, February 28, 2009


On March 24, Pree is releasing their debut EP Chopping Block, a collection of songs that are reminiscent of Modest Mouse, Joanna Newsom and the piano ingenuity of Regina Spektor. After giving their 5-song EP a listen, I'm really excited to hear more from them. "Speak Warmly" is the standout track for me, a gentle folk ballad with a small sea-shanty flair amplified by the vocals of May Tabol and a chorus that soothes the soul by its perfect coupling of the lyrics "And I won't hold my tongue, but I'll speak warmly when they come" with the picked acoustic guitar. "Heaven Is A Drag" is already on my list of songs to listen to while walking through the streets of St. Paul in the spring time, and "In the Parlor" is more of a relaxed on-the-porch toe-tapping number that has been selected as the group's first debut single. All in all, Pree melds indie folk with a quirky introspection of the soul and their sound is simply refreshingly homespun. Make sure to check them out if they're coming to a town near you this spring.

In The Parlor [mp3]

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Mar 19 - Black Cat - Washington DC
Mar 29 - The Loft - Fredericksburg, VA
Apr 11 - Union Hall - Brooklyn, NY
Apr 12 - Pianos - NY, NY
Apr 15 - Nightlight - Chapel Hill, NC
Apr 16 - Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA

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