So this is bittersweet. Just when I discover a cool experimental band and start to really dig their stuff, I learn in the same breath that they’ve since disbanded and joined new bands. So the sweet that, “Hey, here’s some cool new songs!”, the bad news is “Hey, what you like this band, well guess what my child, you’ll never get to see them in concert again!”. Ok, well maybe it’s more like bittersweet/sweet, which is like two parts sweet and one part bitter because you COULD still technically see the individual artists through the sounds of other bands, like the Minnaars which the lead singer joined as their producer and Duels which the guitarist joined. Minnaars has a feeling of desperate lyrics and experimental roughness akin to ¡Forward, Russia! but with a slightly more emo/electro/pop vibe.
I think I found ¡Forward, Russia! on Last.fm yesterday. I can’t remember though. Either way, they stuck out to me. Their songs are definitely a bit chaotic in structure but return to very well composed chorus or interlude homebase that gives me the impressions of something really musically successful. Maybe you’ll find your own diamonds in the rough. Here’s another music video of theirs that I think you’d appreciate for their song Nineteen. Although, I recognize the amateur characteristics of the content of the video for the song Nineteen, the song is still effective and the video enjoyable.
¡Forward, Russia!’s first album Give me a Wall has the track Nine on it, and their second and last album Life Processes has a more refined and smoother feel. Take a listen to some of the songs off that album, it’s easy to know which songs are from their 2nd ablum because they all have real names and aren’t just numbers. Here’s one of the called Breaking Standing.
Regarding this song, Nine by ¡Forward, Russia!, if you like the guitar riffs I’d recommend checking out the song Banquet by Bloc Party as I can hear a lot of similarities there. I don’t normally listen to music with raspy screaming vocals but I know there are tons of bands out there with similar sounds. Maybe you could help me out and identify some of those other bands for me since my head’s not recalling any.
Well, if for some reason you don’t like this song you should at least check out the other song of theirs, Nineteen, that I mentioned earlier. For some reason they named their tracks by the numbered order they were written in.
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