Congratulations to Matthew Adam Hart, the man behind The Russian Futurists, and a big thank you to the fans across Canada who voted for his fabulous album that includes the electro-pop jams "Hoeing Weeds, Sowing Seeds" and the Ruth Minnikin duet "One Night, One Kiss".
At this very moment, you can pick up a CD or Digital copy of THE WEIGHT'S ON THE WHEELS right here at The UC Boutique for $5.00, a part of our UC Fall Classic Sale!
Diesel has teamed up with eMusic to provide Diesel Island with an official soundtrack! The 15-track digital sampler will be available via a download card that Diesel stores across the USA. The card is free, no purchase is necessary.
The Russian Futurists, aka Matthew Adam Hart, and Heavy Blinkers crooner Ruth Minnikin trade verses in this sugary duet about hooking up. "One Night, One Kiss" is a playfully seductive clip shot by fashion photographer Angus Rowe MacPherson, set in our idealized memory of youth, playing with the song’s sense of aching wonder at the discovery of new love. A couple meet while hanging out with mutual friends, they share a magical moment of hopeless romanticism at the party; their friends become nothing more than blurry, insignificant light and colour as the two lovebirds ditch the scene, set out on an all night journey through the early morning to her apartment, which they proceed to tear to shreds as they flirt their way through costumes, candy jars, lamps, tables, and anything else in their path keeping them from their ultimate moment of this one night, this one kiss.
The Russian Futurists European Tour starts tomorrow night in Hamburg - The Russian Futurists and Architecture In Helsinki, two geographically misleading but amazing bands, hit Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Denmark, Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Italy on this tour! That's right - the bands are not hitting Russia nor Finland.
THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS LIVE
04-06 Hamburg - Knust *
04-07 Luxembourg - Exit 07 @ Rotondes *
04-08 Brussels - Le Botanique #
04-09 Rotterdam - Motel Mozaique Festival +
04-10 Strasbourg - Super Mon Amore Festival &
04-12 London - XOYO *
04-13 Manchester - Academy 3 *
04-14 Glasgow - Oran Mor *
04-15 Dublin - The Button Factory *
04-16 Brighton - Concorde 2 *
04-18 Cologne - Gebäude 9 *
04-19 Copenhagen - Vega *
04-20 Berlin - Maria *
04-21 Vienna - Wuk *
04-22 Prague - Sperm Festival %
04-24 Basel - Kaserne *
04-25 Turin - Spazio 211 *
04-26 Milan - Magnolia *
04-28 Paris - L'International
04-30 London - Camden Crawl
05-01 London - Camden Crawl
* with Architecture In Helsinki
# with Yelle
+ with Belle And Sebastian, James Blake, Lykke Li
& with Architecture In Helsinki, Rainbow Arabia
% with Dan Deacon, Why?
Celebrating the November 16th release of The Weight’s On The Wheels with two shows in New York City and a string of dates this week on the Eastern Seaboard ending in Chicago, The Russian Futurists return home to play at Wrong Bar (1279 Queen St. West) on December 2nd.
The Weight’s On The Wheels is catching some serious love, from Marie Claire, Spin and iTunes to Radio 3, KCRW and KEXP!
“Pulsating beats and danceable synths explode into listeners’ ears right from the beginning” Filter Magazine
“Listeners are engaged, blessed and never let go…35 minutes of
silver-pop uplift and aural synthetic caffeine” Globe and Mail
“Hart reasserts himself as one of Canada’s finest party-starters… From the rollicking electro-pop of “Hoeing Weeds Sowing Seeds” to the frantic, neon strobe-lit pulse of “Tripping Horses,” this disc is a beat-heavy blowout that blends pop with hip-hop and adds a dash of pill-fuelled madness.” Eye Weekly
“adorable boy-meets-girl indie pop. Their cheeky lyrics pulse with a surprisingly danceable beat” Marie Claire
“pulsating beats and danceable synths explode into listener’s ears right from the beginning…pure pop bliss” Filter Magazine
“pure electronic exuberance with a fist-pump-worthy beat” Magnet Magazine
“His wide smile never gets tiresome” SPIN Magazine
“From the rollicking electro-pop of “Hoeing Weeds Sowing Seeds” to the frantic, neon strobe-lit pulse of “Tripping Horses,” this disc is a beat-heavy blowout that blends pop with hip-hop and adds a dash of pill-fuelled madness.”
Canada’s psychedelic pop star, The Russian Futurists, is back with a stunning new studio album – The Weight’s On The Wheels – due out tomorrow on Upper Class Recordings. The Toronto based artist aka Matthew Adam Hart produced the new album with the aid of Michael Musmanno (Outkast, Lilys, Arrested Development) and sonically takes his sound out of the bedroom and onto the airwaves. The Weight’s On The Wheels captures the Futurists in full pop regalia from start to finish.
The Russian Futurists released his debut album The Method of Modern Love on Upper Class nearly a decade ago and quickly caught the ear of musicians and critics alike earning Matthew Adam Hart comparisons to Magnetic Fields and Flaming Lips, raves from Pitchfork, SPIN, The Guardian and XLR8R and praise from established acts Blur, REM and Snow Patrol. He followed up his debut with two more critically acclaimed releases – Let’s Get Ready to Crumble (Upper Class 2002) and Our Thickness (Upper Class 2005) and in 2007, Me Myself and Rye – a collection of The Futurists’ hottest songs – was released. The compilation took off and The Russian Futurists found himself touring with Peter, Bjorn & John, Caribou and Junior Boys among others. Thanks to Hart’s knack for producing catchy dreamy pop music and continued critical acclaim, he found himself remixing Sloan, Lo-Fi Fnk, Stars, Shout Out Louds, Sally Shapiro, Dykehouse and labelmates Cadence Weapon.
Now it’s 2010 and The Russian Futurists is back with The Weight’s On The Wheels – a monster pop record. The first song on the album, “Hoeing Weeds Sowing Seeds” - mixed by Grammy Award Winner Michael Brauer (Coldplay, John Mayer, The Bravery) – is a celebration explosion, a thumping and glorious beat with classic Matthew Hart triumphant vocals rising atop the electronic paradise; the track is available as a free download at www.russianfuturists.com.
Catch the band on tour, and be there to welcome them home at their Toronto Release Party December 2nd at Wrong Bar with special guests DVAS.
The Russian Futurists LIVE
11.16 New York - Mercury Lounge
11.17 Brooklyn - Littlefield
11.18 Philadelphia - Danger Danger Gallery
11.19 Washington DC - The Red Palace
11.20 Harrisonburg - Blue Nile
11.21 Pittsburgh - Garfield Artworks
11.22 Cleveland - Grog Shop
11.23 Cincinnati - Madhatters
11.24 Chicago - Darkroom
12.02 Toronto - Wrong Bar