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.

"Not unlike the work of Purity Ring and FKA twigs, [Fraea] sounds futuristic yet warm and familiar, born out of a world that’s similar but not quite identical to our own." - Consequence of Sound

Past Shows


Jan
18
th
2017
Mainroom
Jan
18
th
2017
Mainroom

FIRST AVENUE’S BEST NEW BANDS OF 2016

with The Shackletons, Fraea, Lady Midnight and more!
Nov
11
th
2016
Mainroom
Nov
11
th
2016
Mainroom

Communist Daughter

with Alpha Consumer, Fraea and Catbath
Jul
28
th
2016
7th St Entry
Jul
28
th
2016
7th St Entry

Fraea

with MOON & POLLUTION and sunnnyside
Mar
2
nd
2016
Turf Club
Mar
2
nd
2016
Turf Club

POLIÇA

with Sarah White and Fraea

More Shows

Mar
11
th
Fine Line

AJJ

with Xiu Xiu and Emperor X
Jul
2
nd
Target Center

Rage Against the Machine

with Run The Jewels
Oct
15
th
Fine Line

Rina Sawayama

Dec
3
rd
NoonChorus

Mountain Man