CMJ 2k6 Preview: ¡Forward, Russia!
[Video for "Eighteen"]
I love YouTube for many reasons, but at the top of that list are all of the great videos I've found, including this gem from ¡Forward, Russia!. It's a quirky video that showcases the band's manic energy and propensity for going all out, making them a favorite around these parts for awhile. Their debut, Give Me A Wall, has had just enough time to sink in, and it's everything that was hinted at in their demos: Fugazi is just as important as Wire, and a rock show isn't fun unless someone leaves bloodied. The crowd was hanging on their every move at SXSW, and with the album out, I am ready to work up a sweat and sing my face off. Let's hope those kids from Texas are there, too.
Nov. 2: Mercury Lounge [CMJ Showcase]
MySpace: ¡Forward, Russia!
Audio: "Sixteen" [will be up later, I can't figure out how to work the new EZarchive]
Video: "Nine" [Real Player] | [Windows Media]