Monday, January 26, 2009

Prussia - Blessed Be, Yours Truly In Spirit & Soul

Blessed Be, Yours Truly In Spirit & Soul, the follow up to Prussia's 2008 album Dear Emily, Best Wishes, Molly, is a free download courtesy of Common Cloud Records. With their debut album last year, Prussia established themselves as the much needed breath of fresh air within the Detroit music scene, and this EP is a step further in the right direction. It's still their personal interpretation of 60s garage-pop, but these tracks are darker and looming lullabies appropriate for a prom night in a Tim Burton-esque world. Each track plays as a perfect waltz to bring out your inner Sweeney Todd or Headless Horseman. I could certainly, for the sake of comparison, imagine a band like Liars contriving a record like this. Very good stuff. I just hope that they're able to press this on vinyl in the future. If you're in or around Michigan, be sure to check them out at their FREE record release show at The Crofoot on Feb. 7th.