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The best kept secret in music


"Local Listening - Primm"

Still in its relative infancy, local modern-rock band Primm has already developed a unique musical sense all its own. Their sound could be aptly described as the distillation of the last 50 years of America's cross-cultural musical heritage. Primm successfully blends 'classic elements' of Motown, '60s rock, and '70s funk with the rock-steady groove of modern hip-hop and R&B.

"I know this sounds cliche, but we really are one of those bands that play for ourselves," said Ray Prim, Primm frontman and guitarist. "Don't get me wrong, we have a lot of respect for our audience. We think it's great that they like what we're doing. That's why we're always trying to play as many free shows as we can. It gives a little back to them."

It seems that for Primm's fans, a little respect goes a long way, the band has recently been playing to standing-room-only crowds at Momo's and their "home" venue, the Lucky Lounge. Along with the success of their live shows, Primm has also seen a lot of recent attention directed to Figure It Out, their debut album released this month. Recorded, produced and released entirely on their own, Primm's new seven -track CD accurately captures the bouncy, positive vibe of their live shows with somewhat less eye-stinging smoke. Album standout and crowd-pleaser "Here by My Side" also showcases brother Brent Prim's lyrically introspective and, most notably, "rapped" verse section in a seamless fit over the track's thematic and musical statement.

Overall, their captivating live performances and distinctive flair for driving rhythms and song-craft rank newcomers Primm among the best Austin has to offer.

- The Daily Texan


figure it out(ep)- 2002
dontlookback(ep)- 2004

singles- figure it out, up and down, all i have and kopy kat, receive airplay on local austin stations 93.7(klbj), 94.7( the mix), 90.5 ( kut)


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The music of Austin-based Primm is all that and more. With a sound that smacks of fusion, rock, pop, and even a hint of R&B, Primm is hugely entertaining, infinitely accessible and easy on the ears, heart and soul. Together for two years, the band’s first album, "figure it out", was released in 2002 followed by the long awaited 2nd album, "dontlookback" in 2004. Sales have been brisk from fans that crave the band’s soulful sound, blazing guitars, sensual horns, and beautiful vocals.