So The Prids didn't form their band last year when they met in college, or 6 months ago when they met at a show, and this isn't their debut release. It's extremely fair to say The Prids have been around the block a few times. To keep it short and sweet : David Frederickson (guitars, vocals) and Mistina La Fave (bass, vocals) started their band together over a decade ago in rural Missouri. They released a slew of 7's,eps, and full lengths. They relocated to several cities before landing in beautiful Portland, OR where they now reside. Also of not is the fact that the two fell in love, were married, were divorced, and yet the band continued on. Maile Arruda (keys) and Lee Zeman (drums) round out The Prids sound. 'Chronosynclastic' is the culmination of the Prids life experiences, song writing, playing, and recording. The result is a stunning collection of down right lovable, off kilter, pop songs. Melancholy in feeling, but moving fast enough to appear happy on the surface. The soaring melodies, and the dual boy / girl vocals is the band's foundation. Then you add in David's perfect guitar hooks (remiiniscent of some of Joey Santiago's famous early Pixies guitar lines), heartfelt lyrics, and the pulsing rhythm section and you come out with songs that you want to hear over and over again. David explains the theme of the record to be 'About the passing of time, the perception of time, and the marks that are left on our lives'. They site such bands as The Smiths, Unrest, Jesus and Mary Chain, Built to Spill (by the way Doug Marstch of Built to Spill is a fan of the band too, and plays some of his guitar magic on Chronosynclastic), Wire,and Sonic Youth as being influences. While some of their influences can be heard, mostly they just sound like The Prids ! We hope you enjoy the new record as much as we do, and by all means go see them at a show and say hi. (they are really nice ! ) Not only do they write great songs, a dying art, but they execute them brilliantly time after time. In a world full of disposable music, the Prids rise above and prove once again that good music is timeless and deserves to be heard by as many people as possible. - Scott Ford - Twilight Singers The Prids are inspirational. There is no disconnect between the beauty of their music and their character. They have lived and made music in a way that is fearless and flawless. - Kip Berman - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart The Prids are not only a really good band but they are also very nice people. They are all lucky to be alive after their van took a turn for the worse last year. They are what is good about independent music. - Henry Rollins The Prids are great cuz they rock. Then I got into the way she and David sing together. But after a few year and records I realized that what makes them really special is that they write good songs. - Doug Marstch - Built to Spill.