" Give Prussia two thumbs up and my seal of approval."
-My Old Kentucky Blog
"Frequently, there's chaos in Prussia and there's something very, very nice about that."
-Sean Moeller, Daytrotter
"...one hell of a frantic and unpredictable live band...Prussia focuses its energy into a highly listenable and sonically adventurous record."
- Detroit Metro Times
"Prussia on record is a far cry from limitation. The largely ignored debut Dear Emily, Best Wishes, Molly (even by us) fell by the wayside of Best Of 2008 lists, but was a strong offering nonetheless."
Prussia's music is energetic, poppy- and melodious. You feel like dancing, though there’s no way in hell you would describe this as dance music. Waltzes, African drum beats, acapella breakdowns, and the gentle ringing of sleigh bells all fit into their unique arrangements naturally.
The band formed on the first day of 2007, practicing in the A. C. Rich, a DIY venue in Pontiac, Michigan. Prussia later became connected with the legendary Scrummage University, a DIY space in Detroit that is interconnected with other underground venues across the country.
Fiery Furnaces, Quasi, Dr. Dog, Black Heart Procession, Thunderbirds are now, Islands, Beach House, tUnE-YaRdS, and Dent May are among the many well-known bands that Prussia has played with.
The band are currently finishing their highly-anticipated new full-length album, Poor English. Swaggering drum loops, intricate guitar compositions, and buttery vocal harmonies all support the sweet nasal crooning of singer Ryan Spencer on the new album. Stories of suicide, misogyny, sexual vacancy, and the crippling ennui of illusory love all weave in and out of catchy pop songs. Lyrically, it’s T.S. Eliot’s drunken scribbling on a bathroom wall.
While mixing Poor English, the band also created Prussia Goes to the Disco, a mixtape of all new electronic Prussia songs. The simultaneous creation of two aesthetically different, but highly listenable releases proves that this is an unpredictable band that is going to do exactly what they want to do and that this is definitely for the best.
Prussia will be releasing a new EP, Four For Attention, on January 11, 2011.