The Russian Futurists, the long-running indie-pop project of Toronto musician Matthew Adam Hart, haven’t released any music since 2010’s “The Weight’s on the Wheels” That changes today. Because today, Hart is releasing a new EP/mixtape called Reality Burger With A Side Of Life as a free download. As he explains in a statement:
I put out my last actual record in 2010 and never stopped making music, doing it for fun makes the music infinitely more satisfying. I have hundreds of unfinished songs and these are the ones that seemed to deserve my attention. I’ve always loved making sample-based music and this project is a snapshot of what I get up to on most nights with my sampler. I’ve always wanted the Russian Futurists to be the sound of me with too many drinks etc. in my system in my basement; the distillation of Eric B. & Rakim, the Alchemist, and the Cocteau Twins all hanging out around a bunch of dusty records.”
The EP is only seven tracks and 16 minutes long — including an intro, an “extro,” and a 30-second interlude, plus a collaboration with fellow Toronto producer Swim Good Now. As promised, it’s the Russian Futurists as sampledelia, with Hart piling his usual exuberant hooks atop a patchwork of older soul, R&B, and pop songs. Chow down on that delicious Reality Burger With A Side Of Life .
The Russian Futurists Matt Hart is the new Morning Show Host on Toronto’s newest commercial radio station Indie88. Their official programming schedule was launched last week starting with “Indie88 Mornings” which includes Brian Bailey, Candice Knihnitski AND our very own Matthew Adam Hart.
Listen to Matt every Monday to Friday 6am-10am EST on the dial 88.1 in Toronto or streaming worldwide on Indie88.com.
More info here.
The Russian Futurists and long time pal Jeremy Greenspan of Junior Boys link up on the Futurists latest gem “Cochineal Red”… Check out the premier on Stereogum who are calling it “a jittery and heartfelt synthpop track that boasts an energetic twinkle and a house thump deep enough that it could get some actual club burn”
Get “Cochineal Red” on iTunes or the
Check out “When It’s Real” being premiered on Vice/Noisey
Congrats to Cadence Weapon for winning Rap/Hip Hop Artist of the Year at the SiriusXM Indies. The awards took place on Friday, March 22 at the Kool Haus in Toronto which included a scorching live performance by Cadence Weapon. Cadence Weapon known for consistently pushing the boundaries and always producing art that’s wholly his own, continues to receive heaps of accolades and praise for his Polaris nominated album, Hope In Dirt City.
Cadence Weapon is back with a new video for his hip hop anthem, “Hype Man,” up now on Exclaim! and Stereogum who describes the clip, “Cadence adapts the personas of both a star rapper and his hapless, nameless hypeman sidekick…illustrating a vast divide in the rap power dynamic.” Co-directed by Rollie himself and award-winning director George Vale, the video is a compelling and cinematic look at the seedier, darker side of hip-hop, exploring the plights and demise of a hype man.
The Russian Futurists, Matthew Adam Hart is hosting CBC Radio 3 on December 15, 16, 22 and 23. Tune-in to hear Matt’s witty banter, and always awesome music mix. In the meantime you can check out The Russian Futurists Artist Series Podcast featuring Caribou, DVAS, Junior Boys, Think About Life, The Unicorns, Stars, Mantler and U-Tern. Follow us on twitter for exact show schedule.