I say, what a summer! The Russian Futurists survived break-ins, bomb threats, terrorist plots and health sabatogery to deliver arse-wolloping pop jams to the United Kingdom for the last few weeks. Major thanks to everyone who came out and supported the Ruskies, Memphis Industries for all the love, Peter, Bjorn & John for sharing the stage with the boys throughout England and Scotland, and let’s just give one big shout out to all of Mutha-F****in’ Ireland in the house! Now here’s the deal.
The new Russian Futurists album “ME, MYSELF & RYE” is in stores in the United Kingdom and all of Europe and all of the Middle East and all, we repeat – ALL, of Africa AUGUST 28. IN STORES AUGUST 28. But if you live in those places you can get the album NOW NOW NOW on iTunes WITH an exclusive LO-FI-FNK remix of “Paul Simon”. Okay? August 28. And the 7″ of “Paul Simon/Plight Of The Flightless Bird” is available now in our UC store and in cool stores across UK and Europe. In the meantime you can read about the album all over the place – check the Sep issues of Uncut and Clash, check the NME out and Q, listen to the BBC andX-FM, watch MTV2, read online stuff like Tiny Voices, Drowned In Sound, TuneTribe, Pitchfork,Gigwise, that shit is all the over the place right now!
Cadence Weapon’s “Black Hand” video is on Muchmusic and MuchVibe. Have you been watching? #3 VIDEO ON RAP CITY!! Cadence Weapon rocked Hillside like this: and the Weapon keeps on rolling: AUG 25 – Calgary, AB @ Slam City Jam SEP 9 – Edmonton, AB @ Ookfest SEP 10 – Vancouver, BC @ UBC w/DE LA SOUL many more September and October dates being announced very soon! In the meantime, keep your eye on the Polaris Music Prize, and peep the Sharks Remixes currently burning up college radio stations in the USA and Canada – this disc is available for purchase exclusively in the UC store!!
Upper Class is cooking up some nights for Pop Montreal, CMJ and Halifax Pop Explosion, The Cansecos album “JUICES!” is still rocking “coming soon” status, and we have lots of news coming soon along with that…stay tuned!
REMINDER FOR EVERY SINGLE SUNDAY THIS SUMMER: SUNDAY NIGHT @ EMBASSY IN TORONTO – PROGRESSIVE SUNDAYS WITH DJ PRINCELY P If you don’t believe us that he does a midnight bass solo, dressed as a wizard…
That is the last Canadian Russian Futurists show for a while. Canada, you just are not comparing to Europe right now. The Russian Futurists “Me, Myself & Rye…An Introduction The Russian Futurists” is in stores AUGUST 7 through Memphis Industries/V2. The first single“PAUL SIMON” is all over BBC and X-FM and MTV2 and is this week’s runner up single of the week in NME. A special “PAUL SIMON” Vinyl 7″ is coming out July 17 and will be available in the UC Store and through Memphis/V2!
We are thrilled to announce that 2 hot shit bands right now THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS and Sweden’s PETER, BJORN & JOHN will be touring UK together in August! PETER, BJORN & JOHN + THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS ON TOUR August 5 – London – The Spitz August 7 – Birmingham – Bar Academy August 8 – Manchester – Roadhouse August 9 – Glasgow – Nice & Sleazy’s and also catch The Russian Futurists with Jape August 10 – Dublin – Whelan’s (Foggy Notions Presents) GO FUTURISTS GO!!!! Many more Europe dates to be announced later this summer!
CADENCE WEAPON…YE HATH EARNED YO’SELF PROPER RECOGNITION!! Cadence Weapon, along with Broken Social Scene, Wolf Parade, Final Fantasy, The New Pornographers and some others has had his debut album BREAKING KAYFABE nominated by the Canadian Press to the shortlist of the first annual Polaris Music Prize – a Canadian interpretation of the Mercury Prize. It’s a very proud moment for Upper Class…a well deserved congratulations to young Mr. Pemberton, better known as Cadence Weapon! The winner is announced at a Polaris Private Throwdown September 18 in Toronto. Check out CADENCE WEAPON LIVE over the next week! JULY 8 – Toronto – Beats, Breaks & Culture Festival w/Jamie Lidell, Konono #1 JULY 9 – St. Catherines – SCENE Festival JULY 13 – Quebec City – Festival OFF JULY 14 – Ottawa – Cisco Blues Fest Main Stage (w/Rihanna!) JULY 14 – Ottawa – DJ SET @ Clocktower Brew Pub (12:30am) That’s it for now Comrades. Get ready for the Cadence Weapon “Black Hand” video and “Sharks” remixes….Much more soon!