The name Prypyat is derived from Prypiat - a ghost town near Chernobyl that was abandoned after the 1986 nuclear disaster. This "atom city" had a population of 50,000 before the accident. The peeps are all gone but, despite mutations, animals now thrive there.
I got to see Prypyat perform a happy, gooey, golden set at the recent fall 2011 Shakori Hills Grassroots festival. Now is your chance as they embark on a five-day mini tour from October 21st to 25th with stops in Charlottesville, Shepherdstown, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Chapel Hill.
Shall I use the word Prypyat in a sentence? OK. The quietude of my Funyuns® induced reverie was interrupted by the elegiac sounds of Prypyat.
Demos are up on their Bandcamp site and they have a Facebook page. Lynx below. Enjoy chill'uns!