We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Detroit Rebellion’s music video for their song “See You Next Year” (watch it below). The song is the title track from the band’s sophomore album, which is scheduled to be released on August 24, 2018 through Bodan Kuma Recordings.
Detroit Rebellion singer/songwriter/guitarist Jeff Toste commented:
The song is about what it is to be in fashion – that it often seems more important to be part of something new than of lasting value.
We shot the video in what we thought was an abandoned mill area. When security surrounded us they said, ‘We’ve seen people with drugs back here, guns back here, but we ain’t never seen nobody in no space suits before.’
About the band:
Detroit Rebellion took its name from the violent upheaval that shook Detroit in the summer of 1967. To singer/songwriter/guitarist Jeff Toste the moniker seemed appropriate for proprietors of the blues, music that has traditionally been created to simultaneously sooths the soul, as well as wrestle with the problems that trouble it. The Providence-based duo made its thunderous debut with, The Man, in 2017 on Bodan Kuma Recordings, and are now set to follow with See You Next Year.
See You Next Year takes the energy and the attitude up a notch, immediately obvious on lead track, “Wrong Number,” which is driven by frantic vocals and spirited drum work, delivered like a jab in the face. Spurts of post-punk energy, timely touches of reverb, and bursts of anger and indignation mark tunes like the three-minute blast “Black.” While See You Next Year is more raw and aggressive than its predecessor, it never strays too far from moody, thinking-man’s blues, with its hints of jazz and haunting guitar. It is a record for which the right energy outweighed precise lyrical clarity, harkening back to traditional blues in spirit, if not necessarily in structure.
Detroit Rebellion is Jeff Toste and Micaiah Castro.
Top photo by Jeff Toste