Prissy Clerks

After stumbling through minor success and heartbreak in her teenage twee band Total Babe, Clara Salyer traded her Softies records for Sebadoh and began exploring a heavier, scrappier side of the 90s with Prissy Clerks. After recruiting fellow Babe drummer Tim Lieck and Minneapolis vets Howard Hamilton, Dylan Ritchie and Emily Lazear, Prissy Clerks quickly carved out their own niche locally, opening up for acts like The Corin Tucker Band, Caveman and Young Prisms. After a trip to SXSW, the band returned to record their debut album, splitting recording duties between Ali Jafaar (Hollow Boys) and Brent Sigmeth (Unreset, Low, Superchunk). Bruise or Be Bruised brings the listener into Salyer's fragile self-conscious, tracing her resurgence from a dark isolation into uncharted beginnings, all wrapped in punchy pop songs. [Forged Artifacts]

"the quintet is steeped in fractured, reverb-heavy guitar work à la '90s indie-rock bands such as Sebadoh and Pavement. That's balanced out with accordion-buoyed melodies and the girl-gone-mild, slacker-poet frontwoman quality... defined by confused, stuck-in-a-moment lyrics with timeless, universal appeal." [Minneapolis Star Tribune]

"'Blast Off Girls', her [Salyer] first offering from new band Prissy Clerks, is a propulsive, indie Siamese Dream-y anthem that leaves nothing behind but the afterburn." [NME Magazine]

In Prissy Clerks, we found a band with just the right mixture of pop-power sugariness and sneering 'tude. Sure, some pretty experienced hands are in this group — the fingerprints of former Red Pens ace Howard Hamilton are all over the place — but this is first and foremost Clara Salyer's vehicle, and she navigates it well through a minefield of youthful confusion and expectation. She coos about getting older, falling in love, and making bad decisions, her voice blending into near-harmonies with the slashing, buzzing drone of electric guitars. [City Pages, Best Rock Band 2013]

Past Shows


Jan
20
th
2014
Triple Rock Social Club
Jan
20
th
2014
Triple Rock Social Club

Yuck

with Prissy Clerks and FURY THINGS
Jan
10
th
2014
7th St Entry
Jan
10
th
2014
7th St Entry

TRAVEL MUG

with Prissy Clerks and WOLF MOUNTAIN
Nov
22
nd
2013
Turf Club
Nov
22
nd
2013
Turf Club

Web of Sunsets

with Prissy Clerks, ERROS MAGICOS and DJ NEIL WEIR
Sep
16
th
2013
7th St Entry
Sep
16
th
2013
7th St Entry

Jackson Scott

with Prissy Clerks
Jul
31
st
2013
Mainroom
Jul
31
st
2013
Mainroom

Best Coast

with Prissy Clerks
Apr
19
th
2013
7th St Entry
Apr
19
th
2013
7th St Entry

TRAMPLED BY TURTLES 7th St Entry Takeover

with Prissy Clerks, The Keep Aways and Southwire
Apr
17
th
2013
Triple Rock Social Club
Apr
17
th
2013
Triple Rock Social Club

The Lonely Forest

with Prissy Clerks
Jan
23
rd
2013
7th St Entry
Jan
23
rd
2013
7th St Entry

Ramona Falls

RAMONA FALLS
with Wolfhoppers and Prissy Clerks
Dec
19
th
2012
7th St Entry
Dec
19
th
2012
7th St Entry

SOLACE'S Birthday Bash

with Actual Wolf, All Tomorrow's Petty and Prissy Clerks
Dec
8
th
2012
7th St Entry
Dec
8
th
2012
7th St Entry

Prissy Clerks

with Jim Ruiz Set, nallo and Alpha Consumer
Oct
11
th
2012
7th St Entry
Oct
11
th
2012
7th St Entry

The Lower 48

with Prissy Clerks
Sep
13
th
2012
7th St Entry
Sep
13
th
2012
7th St Entry

The Corin Tucker Band

with Prissy Clerks
Aug
17
th
2012
7th St Entry
Aug
17
th
2012
7th St Entry

Sleep Study

with HANNAH VON DER HOFF, The Small Cities and Prissy Clerks
Apr
14
th
2012
7th St Entry
Apr
14
th
2012
7th St Entry

Caveman

with Haters Club and Prissy Clerks
Mar
2
nd
2012
First Avenue
Mar
1
st
2012
7th St Entry
Mar
1
st
2012
7th St Entry

Young Prisms

with Boy Friend and Prissy Clerks
Dec
30
th
2011
7th St Entry
Dec
30
th
2011
7th St Entry

Sky Lion

with Prissy Clerks and Colder in Moscow

More Shows

Jul
26
th
7th St Entry

killusonline, huhroon, paqrat, and Twin Tombs

Aug
12
th
Turf Club

Coagulate, Coffin Rites, Grand Demise of Civilization, and Feral Light

Oct
8
th
7th St Entry

Nova Twins

with Gully Boys
Sep
25
th
7th St Entry

Jake Blount