The seeds for Electronic-tinged Dream Pop quartet Prim were planted in 2013 when accomplished Cincinnati musicians Ian Gullett (who also does production work) and Molly Sullivan discovered they’d both been asked to contribute original music to a local dance troupe project. Recognizing similar musical sensibilities, the pair began writing together, adding drummer Jake Langknecht and bassist Alessandro Corona to flesh out Prim’s ranks. The band began growing a local following with shows and the release of a handful of hauntingly captivating songs online, helping Prim earn a Best New Artist nomination at the 2014 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. The group doesn’t play locally much anymore, with the members busy with other projects (Sullivan’s solo career continues to draw more and more attention), so consider its MidPoint appearance a rare, can’t-miss treat.
YOU’LL DIG IT IF YOU DIG: Braids, Porcelain Raft, 4AD bands past and present. (MB)