$8 in advance/$10 at the door
10:30pm doors/11pm showtime
Sponsored by 89.3 The Current
Fraea is the Minneapolis-based duo of Jessie Daley and Drew Preiner who together combined to create musing, hypnotic shadow pop. Fraea—a stylized take on Freyja, the goddess of beauty, love and sex, but also death, war and the underworld—encapsulates the idea of opposites coming together to create beauty, compassion and catharsis.
The heart of years and years of lonely love songs scribbled on notebook pages seems to float on top of an ethereal sound synthesis of earworm hooks and heavy beats. It’s as if a passion for storytelling and sound creation that borders on obsession connect, finally, to create a sonic landscape that’s so colorful it's dark, so moody it's approachable, so pixelated it's smooth.
Born and raised in Minneapolis MN, Andrew Broder has dedicated the better part of his thirty-plus years to carving out his own singular path in music. Andrew has spent time as a cutting and scratching hip-hop battle DJ, a snotty punk rocker, a challenging and thoughtful improviser, soundtrack composer, working sideman, producer, remixer, beat-maker, poet, brutal noise-monger and above all a fearless, restless and provocative songwriter.
His work is a study in surprise and defying expectation. With his records as Fog, he re-defined the turntable as a compositional tool, and his contributions since to avant hip-hop, electronic music, rock, jazz and metal have been equally engaging, and envelope-pushing. His lyrics are cutting and evocative, his melodies poignant and tart, and his curiosity leads him to unexpected juxtapositions in sound and image. In whatever genre or medium he works, he strives to take the listener somewhere they have never been, or make them more keenly aware of somewhere they already are.