Prisms at Black Cat, April 2014 by Nick Kessler

Prisms at Black Cat, April 2014 by Nick Kessler

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Prisms formed in Newport News, Virginia, in the Summer of 2006.  

Originally a four-member group, they made waves in the Hampton Roads area that fall, performing their first show at Relative Theory Records in December of 2006.  They continued to play out and became a staple of the Norfolk scene.

After losing guitarist John Martin to the West Coast, and drummer Nick Huber to the Peace Corps, Prisms relocated to Washington, DC and began performing as a three-member group, with Evan Slack taking over drum duties.

Heavily influenced by shoegaze bands from the early 1990s, Prisms owns a unique sound combining driving drum beats with layered guitar tones surrounded by dreamlike vocals.

Prisms enjoys long walks on the beach, and a good drink now and then.

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Prisms is:
Evan Slack: Drums
Sam Hurd: Bass Guitar, Vox
Nathan Mitchell: Electric Guitar, Lead Vox

Past members include:
Nick Huber: Drums
John Martin: Electric Guitar
Jon Hoffman: Drums

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Original Prisms lineup, pictured at Relative Theory Records, December 2006.   From left: Nick Huber, John Martin, Nathan Mitchell, Sam Hurd

Original Prisms lineup, pictured at Relative Theory Records, December 2006.  

From left: Nick Huber, John Martin, Nathan Mitchell, Sam Hurd