Vote now for Best of Detroit 2021

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What Am I Gonna Tell Your Mom?

Posted By on Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 2:55 PM

Back in March, local music video mavens Single Barrel Detroit decided that they really wanted to get your attention.

And give it to local indie-rock quintet Prussia.

With a Kickstarter campaign aimed at financing the best possible cinematic production (to acquire stellar equipment and an ideal location), SBD set out to produce an epic "media kit" for the band.

Part 1 of the visual results is now streaming at Impose TV online. Watch it here. It's a Fitzgeraldian freak-out murder party, complete with inebriated goings-ons, a quasi-drag-queen and a suckling pig... 

With Prussia being one of SBD's first filmed subjects back in early 08, (and being a band near-and-dear to the hearts of many on SBD's production team), they wanted to do more than their typical treatment of a band or performer - (often hurried on-the-fly shoots of music acts or performers inside decaying or overlooked Detroit landmarks, from elegant churches to hole-in-the-wall diners).

SBD wanted these ambitious films ready for when it came time to prop Prussia's new LP Poor English, an album long-whispered and wondered-about, as the question: "When's that thing coming out?" -circulated all year throughout the local rock scene.

Well, now it is coming out - and so is Single Barrel's music video for its lead single, "What Am I Gonna Tell Your Mom?" (You can also watch an 8-minute behind-the-scenes documentary at SBD's site.

~

Long story short: Prussia wanted to wait and see how momentous of a release they could achieve with Poor English, hoping to get a bite from a big record label. Inevitably, they decided to release it on their own label (Notown), via three "parts" on 10" vinyl.

Part 1 and Part 2 are online now - and Part 3 will be out in November, with a release show at the Old Miami (11/11/11) with Glossies and Legendary Creatures).

Find more info on the Prussia vidow at Single Barrel's site.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Most Popular

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 20, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation