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MAUDLIN’S NEXT CREATIVE PROJECT- A BABY – TO RELEASE IN FEBRUARY
Maudlin Frontmen David and Priscilla Priebe Expecting Their First Child
David and Priscilla Priebe made an official statement from their computer in their apartment today that Priscilla got knocked up. The joyous announcement comes just weeks before the couple will celebrate eleven years of marriage, and fifteen years of sharing the stage together in various projects. The Priebes met with a crack team of doctors and paranormal investigators who all corroborated the ten year old pregnancy test Priscilla found. They further predicted the avant garde release date of the baby will be February tenth, far from when musicians traditionally release projects. The timing might seem like poor planning given its proximity to SXSW, however the Priebes have assured people in their statement that there was no planning at all. By now, most people probably assumed if they intended to have children they would have- however those people underestimated how vastly unorganized the couple is.
The news comes in the midst of the recording of the bands, yet untitled, third full-length recorded. The project was started in late May in famous Master Mix studios now located inside The Institute of Production and Recording (where David instructs.) Maudlin intends hold the release until after buzz has died down from the baby project – as not to have to two competing projects out at the same time. Instead, the two songwriters say the will continue working on the project, and spend greater time on the writing and recording process, as well as likely extend the number of songs to be completed. The finished project is tentatively set for release in late Spring.
Given the new development, the group has slowed down its typically very active schedule; however, Maudlin will continue to perform through the end of the year. The band is sad to announce that they will miss this year’s CMJ Music Marathon, which they’ve performed at the previous three years running. However, despite the increased physical demands, Priscilla has continued to play without slowing the bands notoriously energetic stage show in the Midwest, and the group has engagements schedule through December as far as Michigan.
As the pregnancy progresses Priscilla is committed to maintaining a regular routine, including performing, which is her greatest artistic passion. Priscilla has become known as a great example of female prowess in the male dominated music industry, where female roles are often confined to singing alone, or carrying less technically demanding instrumental roles. Her work as a songwriter, guitarist, and wild performer set her apart from background singers and tambourine players. Continuing to play through a pregnancy is rare for musical performers, and almost unheard of for ‘rock and roll.’ Priscilla’s commitment to continue to perform comes from, not only a desire to continue her passion and self-expression, but also to continue to redefine roles of women in music.
In addition to performing on stage with Maudlin, David and Priscilla will soon start performing a small number of shows in their side project, or ‘alter ego’ Tyrant Sea Bear. Tyrant Sea Bear is a group that lives by its mantra, ‘Tyrant Sea Bear was whatever it wanted to be- because it was the biggest bear.’ The group promises to explore music that, for one reason or another, doesn’t make sense to perform with Maudlin. Moreover, they intend to include some music that could be performed while sitting down, which may be more comfortable in the months to come.
David and Priscilla couldn’t be more excited about their announcement, and hope that all of their friends in the musical community in Minneapolis and across the country will celebrate with them. They’re excited to take on this new adventure while continuing their passion for music. They would like to reassure people that they are not disbanding, and plan to start playing shows this Spring to support the new album after a brief hiatus. However, for those who are paranoid, the group has several in town shows schedule that can be found on their website, and they will be planning a local “going away party” show prior to Priscilla’s leave.
Maudlin is an indie rock band headed by husband and wife team David and Priscilla Priebe. Along with Nick Larsen, they record and perform music in their native Midwest and across the country. The group is characterized by their wild live shows, and their avant garde, yet easily digestible songs about the human experience and things that go ‘bump’ in the night.
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