Afraïd began in Portland, Maine in the summer of 2013. In 2015 the band moved to Berkeley, California.
Slow motion sound. Endlessness. Time stands still.
Equal parts heavy drone, folk, and torch songs, all showered in blood and mystic hysteria, set lost and reeling in the woods at night, full moon shining...
After a handful of limited early releases, the group released its first full-length, entitled Sinister Vibes, on the West Virginia imprint Crash Symbols in 2015. Eternal Motherfucker II, a split album with former Afraïd member Jared Fairfield, followed on the Maine based label Pretty Purgatory in 2016.
"...A powerful piece of subversive media...The stench of death is somewhere close, but even rot can smell sickly sweet." Tome to the Weather Machine
"Sinister Vibes spills across your face like the moon just before the night terrors and sleep paralysis set in to keep you wide awake, shuddering, until morning." Dispatch Magazine
"...truly fascinating and addictive." Hartzine
"...deliberate in its purpose, and powerful in its meaning." Impose Magazine
"It’s fascinating and successfully draws out every note until the bonds between them seem ready to split and shatter, but the band is able to hold everything together - despite the ever-present sense of dissolution that hovers over everything." Nooga