Portland-OR based, noise pop band, The Prids, share their lead single and video, “Do I Look Like I’m In Love?,” from their forthcoming album. She Shreds premiered the video, stating, “Despite what La Fave refers to as the band’s “heavy-handed lyrics,” The Prids decided to show their more playful side in the video.” Do I Look Like I’m In Love? is due out October 20th, 2017 via This-a-Way Records. The album was recorded at Rock nRoll B&B on Sauvie Island, 15 miles north of Portland. It was recorded and co-produced by Sean Flora (The Shins, The Black Keys, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks).
Lead single and title track, “Do I Look Like I’m In Love?,” is a dark reflection on modern life and its meaninglessness. Being a part of the scene for over 20 years, the band has reflected upon the way modern culture has changed independent music and autonomy. Having spearheaded the Pacific Northwest DIY scene, bassist and vocalist Mistina La Fave, vocalist and guitarist David Frederickson, drummer Gordon Nickel and keyboardist and bassist Tim Yates, The Prids’s career has spanned over 20 years. The band has toured alongside Built to Spill, among other notable acts, and Henry Rollins is a long time fan. Having faced a life altering brain hemorrhage in Spring 2015, La Fave and the rest of the band are set to pick up where they left off with this forthcoming release. The album comes out on the band’s own DIY label, This-a-Way Records, which has been instrumental in the band’s culture for the past 20 years.
Do I Look Like I’m In Love? illustrates the Portland dark pop band’s mettle through keen lyrical observations, but also in its attention to sonic detail and song craft—this record couldn’t have been made by any other band at any other time. “Do I Look Like I’m In Love?” and “The Shape” both swirl and build like dreams filled with grey skies and the flickering faces of past friends and lovers. These songs nudge up against the air-brushed punk of “Lie Here” and the bass-driven “Colliding,” which recalls the dazed jangle of early R.E.M. More than two decades in, The Prids have made the best and most cohesive album of their career.
09.16 – Bunk Bar – Portland, OR
09.22 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
09.23 – Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
09.24 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
09.26 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
09.27 – Teregram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA
09.30 – The Loft @ UC San Diego – La Jolla, CA
10.20 – This-a-Way Records Fest @ The Know – Portland, OR
11.11 – Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR