Canada’s Psychedelic Pop Star – The Russian Futurists – is Back With a Stunning new Album The Weight’s On The Wheels – Out Now on Upper Class Recordings
Download First Single “Hoeing Weeds Sowing Seeds” Now
U.S. Tour and Toronto Release Party at Wrong Bar Dec 2
“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.” Eye Weekly
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