Just a quick heads-up for those who missed this, as the debut album of 10,000 Russos is officially out on vinyl.
With its unique blend of Psychedelic, Krautrock and Post-Punk, the album has been surfing the blogosphere over the past couple of months.
Last year they supported A Place to Bury Strangers and Wooden Shjips, but in opposition to their peers, we think this new outfit can only be defined “Psychedelic” for their meditative approach. Now they are about to tour Spain and join the line up of Psychedelic Revolution Fest in Toulouse and Reverence Festival in Portugal, sharing the main stage with The Horrors and Amon Duul II. More European shows to be disclosed soon.
The record is a 45 mins long collection of soundscapes and drumming rituals. You can stream it here:
The debut album of 10,000 Russos (pronounced “dez mil russos”) is finally out on vinyl and it is available from the 20th of July, followed by a bunch of summer shows in Spain, Portugal and France (more European dates to be announced).
They are the are the freshest outfit under the boundless radar of Fuzz Club Records. Their debut album is a six track / 43 minutes long obscure and stomping mantra, entirely written and recorded inside an abandoned 1980s shopping mall, where escalators have been out of order for the last fifteen years and the only source of light are some plastic Swedish designed / Chinese made bulbs.
Itʼs a psychedelic journey through peripheral landscapes of isolation, in the key of deconstruction and repetition. The colours are dark with graduated shading of neon lights. None of the above would be a surprise, if you take a closer look at where Dez Mil Russos come from, both geographically and artistically.
João Pimenta (drums/vocals), Pedro Pestana (guitar) and André Couto (bass), emerged from what they call “a dark, decadent city of a peripheral country in a peripheral continent”: Porto, Portugal. They formed in 2012 and soon released a four track EP, triggering some national buzz and, as many great guitar bands these days, they stumbled upon the international Psych community. They eventually shared stages with the likes of A Place To Bury Strangers and Wooden Shjips and got signed to Fuzz Club to release their first full length record.
In opposition to most of their peers, 10,000 Russos have chosen a dark meditative approach, creating soundscapes of the subconscious. The working environment has been fundamental to the flow of their long, obscure urban jams. Recalling the savage and repetitive progressions of Neu! and the longest and grimmest drones of Suicide, the marching heart-beat in the background gives the music the stomp of a solemn drumming ritual across the wastelands of the mind.
1. Karl Burns
4. Baden Baden Baden
5. Stakhanovets / 6. Kalumet
July 28th – Frenopátiko – VIGO (Spain)
July 29th – Puticlú – A CORUÑA (Spain)
July 30th – Sala Arena Torrelavega – TORRELAVEGA (Spain)
August: 1st El Refugio Del Sol – BEMBIBRE (Spain)
August 29th – REVERENCE FESTIVAL VALADA (Portugal) – Main Stage with The Horrors and Amon Duul
Psychedelic Revolution Fest II – TOULOUSE (France)