If you haven't hit "Like" on Prayers' Facebook, you are missing out on T.K.O. updates. The cholo-goth electronic duo found a striking balance in social media mastery. They recently released a sneak-peek to their upcoming video, "Young Gods," that features a very real, getting-jumped-in style fight scene, starring local Sherman Grant Hill Park gangsters. It's like "Fight Club" a la Sherman Boys.
Vocalist Rafael Reyes made a casting call on Feb. 20 on the band's Facebook page, inviting his homies to act out a fight scene for the band's music video. Being that no one -- including Prayers -- has stunt acting experience, they took to "method acting," and gave a tumultuous, jaw-dropping alley fight scene. Coincidentally, in the end scene, producer Dave Parley got served a cold punch on the side of his face from a homie gang-banger. You can watch the video here.
Reyes described on Facebook how real things got on that day of filming. "A lot of us including me got hurt ... we are not actors so we had to fight for reals," he wrote. "Thank you for doing this for me #SHERMANBOYS #SMTFAMILIA #RTS #11:11crew ... I gotta go ice my face now."
With genuine personalities and contagious music, it's no wonder Prayers is one of San Diego's fastest-rising bands. They're one of the few who can bring together gangsters and goths under the same roof.
Prayers make their SxSW debut on March 18 and headline with us at the next free SoundDiego LIVE party on March 27 at the Air Conditioned Lounge.
Dita Quinones is a multimedia journalist born in Tijuana with a passion for Latin alternative and hip-hop music news. Her main goal is to uplift and inform so that the Latino, Filipino and hip-hop community get knitted into the fabric of American history. In addition to SoundDiego, she contributes to Latina, Fox News Latino, Poder, VidaVibrante, San Diego CityBeat and HipHopDx. She is also the founder of the infamous music and politrix blog GN$F! Follow Dita on Twitter or on Facebook.