Category Archives: Experimental

Indie to the streets of Moscow

Fairlane Acoustic is a Russian project similar to the popular Take Away Shows of La Blogotheque. Here Russian bands play live on city streets or intimate spaces around Moscow. It has already gathered a decent collection of Russian indie bands. Here are some examples, but be sure to check their Youtube channel for more.

HIK: experimental, indie, “intellectual art rock”, from Moscow.
synecdoche montauk: experimental, indie, from Moscow.
Anna Vorfolomeeva: indie pop from Moscow.
Plat’ya za 130: nostalgic pop, indie folk with fun lyrics, from Moscow.

HIK – Ogni (Lights)

synecdoche montauk – Budushee (Future)

Anna Vorfolomeeva – Prohlada (Freshness)

Plat’ya za 130 – Byvshie (Ex-boyfriends)

Post-punk is big in Russia (Part 1)

The Russian punk culture rose in the 80s together criticism towards the Soviet regime and a growing sense of lack of future. Whether because of a new “no future” feeling invading the young, political motivations or just plain musical trends, post-punk is big in Russia again. And pretty much all over the country.
Vnutrennee Sgoranie: hysterical rock, post-punk, shoegazing, or post-post as they say. From St. Petersburg.
Slackers: shoegaze from Omsk. As a side note, their song “I’m bored” is using some funny Norwegian and not Russian videos. Although stereotypicaly one could think it might match a bored Russian’s spring afternoon, it does not. (?)
Utro: post-punk from Rostov-on-don. Formed by a Motorama member, another post-punk band which sings in English.

Vnutrennee Sgoranie – Not yet

Vnutrennee Sgoranie – No death

Slackers – I’m bored

Utro – Dushi Stareyt Bystree Tel