Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Ted's Song of the Week - 6/06/06

¡Forward, Russia!
Give Me A Wall

While it was tempting to select a song which could further add to the evil connotations of today's date, 6/6/06, I decided to steer clear and choose something which doesn't evoke images of Satan.
The band known as ¡Forward, Russia! not only sports one of the more unique names in rock, but, interestingly enough, labels all their songs with numbers. You won't find any of those 15 word track names.....*cough..emo....with this group.
"Twelve" is the third single released on the group's debut album. At first listen, one may find a messy wall of sound, but there is a method to the madness. The frantic beat, squealing guitar, and sporadic handclaps are remarkably consistent without overwhelming the listener.
With a sound that mixes equal parts disco, rock, and punk, ¡Forward, Russia! have found a way to bring something new to the table. Fans of
At The Drive-In and !!! will approve.

¡Forward, Russia! - Twelve

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