The Russian Futurists are off touring Italy and Spain, some people are starting to hear “Our Thickness” – the new album and everyone is saying great shit!! Team UC just got back from SXSW in Texas – oooh shit! Now that was some serious fun!!! Did you go? Did you get one of our hand-crafted and custom-crayoned 2005 UC samplers? We hope so. #1 show of SXSW – M.I.A. at the Victory Grill…#2 MF Doom at the Scion show, #3 The Go! Team 3am at a fucked up Vice Party on an old art commune complex, #4 Hotchip again at a Vice event – please note we’re poor as hell and we had no official badges or wristbands or even drinking money so the fact that we got into all those shows and there was free beer at all those shows is what made that trip so god damn amazing!!! It is now official – The Russian Futurists CD Release party is Saturday April 23 in Toronto at El Mocambo. Tickets are at the door only. The Cansecos and likely another special guest will be opening for the Futurists.
We are ecstatic to announce our newest Upper Class artist Cadence Weapon aka Rollie Pemberton from Edmonton. The Cadence Weapon mixtape Cadence Weapon Is The Black Hand, already catching the attention of press folk like Pitchforkmedia and Exclaim is just a warm up for Breaking Kayfabe – Cadence Weapon’s debut album coming from us this summer!! You really should get on his shit – you can get the mixtape at www.cadenceweapon.com – you also need to check out Rollie’s massively popular blog
We have four amazing new things for sale in the UC Store . #1 You can begin pre-ordering The Russian Futurists new album “Our Thickness” – #2 You can now buy Food For Animals T-Shirts – they are HOT. #3 You can now buy a Food For Animals Remix EP. It’s a CDR with hand-made packaging that is alone worth the small price. The music though – holy shit! #4 Ricky Rabbit of Food For Animals has unleashed a solo record of psycho beats. “Strictly Ricky” is another minimal investment for amazing hand-crafted packaging and maximum ear damage. and #5 there are now Russian Futurists stickers and pins for sale!
The legacy of girlsareshort lives on. Al-P from girlsareshort has teamed up with Death From Above 1979‘s Jesse Keller to form remixing team MSTRKRFT. Check out their mix of The Panthers “Thank Me”The Cansecos continue work on their 2005 release…look for it late summer. In the meantime you can catch them live at The Russian Futurists CD Release party in Toronto and once again June 12 at Wavelength. The Cansecos “A Common State Of Being” is being used in the debut full length film “IDAHO PEAK” by Aubrey Nealon (House Arrest, Abe’s Manhood, In Memorium)!!
That’s all for now, thanks for continuing to visit upperclass.to, check out the mp3 blog, go see The Russian Futurists when they come to your town and for god’s sake, don’t wait to buy “Our Thickness” – easily the best Russian Futurists album so far!!!!