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The Russian Futurists

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The Russian Futurists are a Canadian indie pop band based in Toronto. Their music can be described as lo-fi, indie-electronica fused with a twee-pop temperament. Although they initially had only one member, Matthew Adam Hart (born 1978), the band was later enlarged for live performances.

Brief, exhilarating songs about love… of course; Pop is founded upon such foundations, but in Matthew Adam Hart’s gifted hands our wonder and gleeful idiocy is laid out in rare, brilliant detail. Critics and the public alike have recognized in Hart one of the most impressive compositional minds to emerge in years. He is a talent simultaneously modest but mighty, plainspoken but rigorously intelligent, creating miniature electronic epics that sound as if they were spun from gold.

The Weight’s On The Wheels is a mighty accomplishment long-coming for Matthew Hart: The Russian Futurists have left the “bedroom-pop sound” genre they helped define and made an ambitious studio-produced monster pop record loaded with low end, depth, volume, and Hart’s heart-breaking voice atop the mountain of sounds. Produced by Hart with the aid of Michael Musmanno (Outkast, Lilys, Arrested Development), the fourth studio album exposes a polished pop finish that Russian Futurists fans have been begging for. The Weight’s On The Wheels will cast a wider net on fans to be captured by the Futurists pop regalia. Tracks like “Horseshoe Fortune” and “Register My Firearms? No Way!” reveal Hart’s trademark ability to turn a phrase with heart-wrenching lyrics that evoke cinematic imagery, and “One Night, One Kiss”, a sugary duet with Heavy Blinkers crooner Ruth Minnikin now peels away the reverb and synths that used to envelop him

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  • Qong

    Great music! I get happy any time a TRF song starts to play.

    6 Sep 1:07am Reply
  • mrmocha

    and then there's covers better than originals. I fucking love this band!

    3 Mar 2012 Reply
  • yatima2975

    Today I found out that Karkardon Karkarius is the scientific name of the Great White Shark. That's as a good reason to listen to TRF as any :)

    21 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Sonicjr01

    It's Over, It's Nothing is SUCH a good song ... How come it's not at the top :O

    6 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Sonicjr01

    This is such an amazing band ! It's sounds like a mixture of Twee Pop and Post Electronica ... insane !

    6 Jan 2012 Reply
  • shestakovv

    Отлично.

    3 Jan 2012 Reply
  • conditionals

    New album is amazing, BTW.

    22 Dec 2011 Reply
  • applecloud

    love love !! :D

    7 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Gerard1992

    eh, well, no

    7 Jul 2011 Reply
  • timmy_vegas

    love love love

    7 Jul 2011 Reply
  • conditionals

    Yeah, we should be counting our blessings that the label didn't Weezer us with an awful official image... oh wait.

    28 Apr 2011 Reply
  • LMW87

    the post I made in November 2010 was referencing a post that has now been deleted before anyone thinks I was just going off for no reason

    24 Apr 2011 Reply
  • InASafePlace

    Some labels don't understand how last.fm works (I should say Most labels)

    24 Mar 2011 Reply
  • vihreakuolema

    Why does Upper Class have to attach their name to three of the album covers... we know what label he's on. What's the bloody point?

    16 Mar 2011 Reply
  • launderground

    ❤❤

    26 Feb 2011 Reply
  • drew1609

    Change this horrid default pic omg.

    20 Feb 2011 Reply
  • berj91

    want a cool story? Couple of years ago all the Music World stores closed, and all the disc were 60% off. I saw "Me Myself and Rye" and I thought the group's name was really nice... but being short on money I decide to let it go (I also didn't buy the alchemy index volu I & II" of thrice). Anyway, I bought it this year, 15$ instead of 6-7. I WON'T MAKE SUCH A MISTAKE AGAIN.

    6 Feb 2011 Reply
  • fevaray

    marry me?

    22 Jan 2011 Reply
  • IchbinPABLO

    walk with a crutch is my fave on the new album

    22 Dec 2010 Reply
  • whorly

    one night, one kiss <3

    16 Dec 2010 Reply
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