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
On Friday Matthew Adam Hart and his live formation of The Russian Futurists made a live appearance on Canada's National Radio Network, CBC Radio 1's morning show "Q". Hart jammed out three new tracks from The Weight's On The Wheels and spoke with host Jian Ghomeshi about all things Futurist! Q has been kind enough to share with us some video - The Russian Futurists performing brand new track "Register My Firearms? No Way!"
You can now pre-order The Weight's On The Wheels right here at the UC Boutique or on iTunes!
That beautiful day is approaching - November 16 sees the long-awaited release of the new album by The Russian Futurists - THE WEIGHT'S ON THE WHEELS.
Today you can head over to KEXP's universe where The Russian Futurists "Hoeing Weeds Sowing Seeds" is their song of the day. After you hear this jam you can download the song for no cost over at www.russianfuturists.com and you can purchase the remix EP, featuring killer re-workings by DVAS, Melee Beats and Johan Sigerud, from the UC Boutique or iTunes.
The Russian Futurists hit the road in support of the release of THE WEIGHT'S ON THE WHEELS on November 16! Get out and see the Futurists like you've never seen or heard them before!
THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS LIVE
11.16.10 New York - Mercury Lounge
11.17.10 Brooklyn - Littlefield
11.18.10 Philadelphia - Danger Danger
11.19.10 Washington - Red Palace
11.20.10 Harrisonburg - Blue Nile
11.21.10 Pittsburgh - Garfield Artworks
11.22.10 Cleveland - Grog Shop
11.23.10 Cincinnati - Madhatter (Covington)
11.24.10 Chicago - darkroom
UC is thrilled to spread the good word that The Russian Futurists is back with a stunning new album - The Weight's On The Wheels - due out November 16th. The Futurists 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.
You want a taste? The band is giving away the first track "Hoeing Weeds Sowing Seeds" from the LP at www.russianfuturists.com. The song is mixed by Grammy Award Winner Michael Brauer, who has mixed everything from Luther Vandross "Never Too Much" to Coldplay's "Viva La Vida".
But Wait! There's More! HOEING WEEDS SOWING SEEDS + REMIXES EP includes incredible remixes by DVAS, Melee Beats and Johan Sigerud that take this new jam by The Russian Futurists in seriously radical directions. Available immediately at the UC Boutique, and iTunes starting tomorrow, Sept 20th.
We are so very excited to release The Weight's On The Wheels - The Russian Futurists have made a stunning pop monster, and we think you're going to lose your mind. In the meantime, we highly recommend you grab the Hoeing Weeds Sowing Seeds + Remixes EP.
If you didn't catch The Russian Futurists on tour with Caribou last week, there's still one more chance September 30th at the POP Montreal 2010 UC Throwdown at Juste Pour Rire.
Stay tuned for much more news on music and touring by The Russian Futurists!
In celebration of the forthcoming brand new single by The Russian Futurists, and soon after – the long-awaited new album THE WEIGHT’S ON THE WHEELS, Matthew Hart is taking his live band out with music homies Caribou (we love Caribou's wikipedia photo!) to give audiences in Ontario and Quebec a tasting of the new sounds of The Russian Futurists. They have also been confirmed on the line-up for the 2010 POP MONTREAL Upper Class/Secret City Party at Juste Pour Rire September 30.
THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS LIVE
September 14 – Guelph - E-Bar (w/Caribou)
September 15 – Ottawa - Babylon (w/Caribou)
September 16 – Montreal - Le National (w/Caribou)
September 17 – Toronto - The Phoenix (w/Caribou)
September 30 - Montreal - POP MONTREAL (w/DVAS, Miracle Fortress, Diamond Rings, Cadence Weapon DJ Set)
Stay tuned for exciting news about the new single by The Russian Futurists coming very soon!
The Russian Futurists prepare for this summer’s unveiling of the long awaited new album The Weight’s On The Wheels coming courtesy of yours truly Upper Class Recordings, our friends at Ghostly International have just released a compilation that features The Russian Futurists covering Dykehouse’s “When You Come”