Thursday, August 5, 2010
I'm reminded of that old Steve Martin line, "...It's like those French have a different word for everything."
But in this case it'd be Russia's Mumiy Troll who in effect are the Russian version of any huge act that you can name over here in the States or the UK. The Moscow foursome are quite simply the biggest band in their home country. Some fun factoids as examples:
Mumiy Troll's video for Vladividstok 2000 was the first video featured on Russian MTV when it went live in 1998 (i.e. Russia's "Video Killed the Radio Star.")
Mumiy Troll was dubbed "the most dangerous band in the world" and banned by the local communist party in their early days.
Mumiy Troll is so big that they coined their own genre - rockapops - which young Russian bands have been emulating for years (not to mention signature hair styles and clothes.)
Ready to jump aboard? Mumiy Troll open a very rare North America tour next Wednesday night (8/11) right here in DC at The Black Cat and we've got a pair of tickets to see the band on us.
Check out the video, download the Mp3, and let us know who you think the band most resembles out of our current crop of homegrown heroes in the comments to this post and the most insightful of the bunch wins the pair of tickets. It's that simple.
We'll choose our winner next Tuesday (8/10) and remember to leave us a contact email address!
Mumiy Troll - Polar Bear (Mp3)
Authorized for download!
Posted by Jon at 11:33 AM