The pair wound up in Portland, Ore., in 1999, where they started recording a certain subconsciously subterranean, guitar-driven music with catchy, but still literary lines sung boy-girl. And dont forget the special ingredient: just the right amount of distortion.
Last years Chronosynclastic draws all this musical influence in and emotes it over 15 years worth of life experience. Frederickson said on the bands website that its thematically concerned with the passage of time. Dont confuse that with nostalgia, however; The Prids are far more than worn-out rockers. Ill Wait is four and a half minutes about embracing whats undesirable about yourself and sharing it with another. Few musicians ever reach that depth of emotional security.
At 8 p.m. Friday, The Prids bring their romantic, shoegazey brand of indie rock to The Conservatory, 8911 N. Western. Also appearing are Crown Imperial and Walking Relic; tickets are $7. For more information, visit conservatoryokc.com. Best bring a date. Matt Carney