“…an ambient wash of artfully loud rock music, pushed and pulled by lulling vocals and echoing yet powerful riffs.” — Stereogum
(Brooklyn, NY) Intertwining feedback and harmony with equal significance, Russian Baths paint in searing strokes finding beauty in towering, looming, incendiary noise-rock. Comprised of Luke Koz (guitar, vox), Jess Rees (guitar, keys, vox) and joined by Evan Gill Smith (bass) and Jeff Widner (drums), the band has been honing their craft and chemistry since initially storming listeners with their split single, “Ambulance / Ghost.”
Russian Baths now announce the forthcoming release of their debut EP, Penance, and their signing to Brooklyn-based label Good Eye Records.
Incorporating dissonance into traditional song structures, Penance’s aesthetic recalls Big Black’s caustic fits, ’70s space rock, Chapel Hill’s noise pop, Big Muff driven grunge, and the angular arrangements of British post-punk. The breadth of Russian Bath’s scope in sound is marked by the distance and cohesion between singles in the furious, driving “Slenderman” and the elegant thunderstorm that is “Poolhouse.”
Stay tuned for more from Russian Baths and be sure to follow them on their social outlets detailed below. Penance is out February 23rd and is the fourth release from Good Eye Records.
Russian Baths tour dates:
2/22: The Saint – Asbury Park, NJ
02: What’s Your Basement
04: Black Cross