Pree - A Chopping Block
Pree is the new band from ex-Le Loup member May Tabol. The DC based band released their debut EP, A Chopping Block on March 24th.
The first thing that strikes you about Pree are the Regina Spektor-style vocals. Yes, that does mean they sound like someone singing with a mouth full of cotton. Pree add a twist of twang which makes them work even better than Spektor's.
The music itself is noir, with a herky jerky Modest Mouse-esque cadence to them. Subtle yet omnipresent percussion and sounds (like a door creaking on "Light Fails") create a dark but cozy ambiance.
Even after a solitary listen "Lack of Light" will stay with you for days. The lilting piano and unshakable clap/stomp climax are some of the most memorable music I have heard in a long time.
The EP closes with the enchanting "Speak Warmly". Like any good EP it leaves you begging for a full length.
Everything Pree does clicks perfectly on A Chopping Block. It is a tremendous debut.
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