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Bass + Drums – Guitar = MR RUSSIA a combination of relentless rhythm, solid bass lines, and cantankerous vocals which one could describe as the bastard offspring of grunge punk and industrial. They are a double barreled shot of bass and drums fury. Full of hooks and melodies commonly associated only with “guitar rock”, MR RUSSIA shows off just how much can be done with a tight rhythm section. The Chicago two-piece welcomes easy comparisons to Shellac, Death from Above 1979, and Royal Blood, while drawing influences from harder-to-pinpoint sources such as PJ Harvey and Swans.
On August 17, 2017 MR RUSSIA will release their pounding, pièce de résistanc,‘Big Noise’. Recorded in Chicago by Neil Strauch (Iron & Wine / Joan of Arc / Andrew Bird) and mixed by Lowell Reynolds (White Stripes / Neil Young / Beck), the album attempts to capture what makes a MR RUSSIA show so memorable. The ‘Big Noise’ title may be a reference to how powerful and loud the two man combo of MR RUSSIA is, or it may be a nod to the song “Big Noise from Winnetka”, a spontaneous composition of bass and drums created in Chicago in 1938.
With a reputation for furious, sweat soaked live shows, the eleven tracks on ‘Big Noise’ are a reflection of the band’s steady touring. MR RUSSIA stands to prove their bass and drum combo is here to demand some serious attention.
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doors at 8:00pm // music 8:30pm
17+ // $10