Electric Six have released details of a third Kickstarter campaign on their Facebook page. They’re looking to raise $30,000 to fund a pilot for a mockumentary film entitled “Roulette Stars of Metro Detroit”.
The episode will be 45-60 minutes long and will be released on DVD and blu-ray. Kickstarter incentives include a double CD of the soundtrack and Dick Valentine demos, encore packages and more.
See the full quote below and visit Kickstarter to support. You can also see a preview video on YouTube.
The moment has arrived. The time is now. Electric Six is excited and proud to announce its latest project, a doc/mock/shock/rock-umentary film entitled “Roulette Stars of Metro Detroit.” As we’ve done in recent years, we’re utilizing the mechanism provided by Kickstarter to bring this project into life. “Roulette” will be a 45-60 minute near-feature length film in the form of a pilot episode of a series which will never exist, focusing on the real (or is it?) lives of Electric Six. Let Dick Valentine explain it to you in an excerpt from the campaign page…
“Electric Six has taken the hint and is excited to bring you the pilot episode of its new reality television series “Roulette Stars of Metro Detroit”. Now it can be revealed…the boys in Electric Six have spent the last several years at Detroit casinos gambling their way into a life of luxury, and the time has come for you to go behind the scenes to see how they live. You will see dreams realized, money attained, jewels attained, infinity pools attained…bitches tamed. You will see the rapturous ramparts of reality within which only Electric Six can realistically reside.
“Roulette Stars of Metro Detroit” will be a 45-60 minute near-feature length production, to be embodied on DVD, Blu Ray and digital download. As part of the project, you can bid on fantastic packages, countless opportunities to inject yourself into the reality of Electric Six. Through participating in the making of “Roulette Stars of Metro Detroit” you get exclusivity. You get membership points. And you may even end up at a restaurant, choking on a pork chop, while Percussion World gives you the Heimlich maneuver. It doesn’t get more real than that.”
Those who Kickstarted the recent ‘Mimicries and Memories’ campaign will have now received the first glance of the cover to the Tait Nucleus? created mix tapes.
See below for the image, with the mix tapes sent out to those who supported that option receiving them sometime in Spring 2015.
The latest Kickstarter stretch goal has been revealed on the band’s Facebook page.
Crazies…we’re offering a brand new package for the “Mimicry And Memories” Kickstarter campaign. Check it:
DRUM LESSON FROM MY DRUMMER – A copy of “Mimicry And Memories” PLUS a copy of “Sexy Trash” PLUS a 30 minute drum lesson from Percussion World at the gig of your choice. You pick the show, we’ll arrange for you to secure entry to the venue before doors and Percussion World will proceed to school you for 30 minutes on the drums. Bring a pair of sticks and you’re good to go.
Kickstarter voters have ensured the Fleetwood Mac cover ‘Everywhere’ will appear on the new ‘Mimicry and Memories’ CD plus a stretch goal means that the ‘Easy Lover’ cover will also appear.
A new stretch goal is to be announced soon.
From the Facebook page:
You done went and did it again, Crazies. You reached another stretch goal, which means that “Easy Lover” will now be part of the M&M set. We can’t thank you enough for the support and know that we love you all…maybe not as much as the Phil Collins puppet loves you, but a lot nevertheless. In the meantime, we’ve still got just a bit under 2 weeks to go and we will be introducing another stretch goal for $55K shortly, so keep your eyes peeled for that. You can be certain that whatever it is that we do, it will be avaiable to pledgers only, now and forever.
For pledge packages the likes of which will send your heart and soul into an eternal and unending state of ecstacy, check out “Mimicry And Memories at
With the main money target reached, Electric Six has now announced a Kickstarter stretch goal.
Crazies, you’ve done gone and done it. $35K…issa Stretchy. So here’s the deal: all of those who have pledged (either now or by the end of voting on Thursday, July 3, 2014) can send us a message via Kickstarter with their selection indicated as to which of the following three songs they wish to see E6 record and include on the “Mimicry” portion of “Mimicry And Memories.” Those nominated songs are:
1. Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac – Those of you who witnessed the June US tour likely saw this one done on stage with E6 and Yip Deceiver. The recorded version will include the YD boyz.
2. Easy Lover by Phil Collins and Phillip Bailey – The two Phils. Two Phils and one Valentine. Irresistable.
3. In The Dark by Billy Squier – This one came thisclose to being included on “M&M” right out of the chute. It is a master class in early 80s AOR sass and emotions in motion. Wait, that’s another song…
For more information visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/e6absolutetreasure/mimicry-and-memories