Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Radio Moscow - Brain Cycles

Hailing from Ames, Iowa, Radio Moscow is a three-piece psych-blues-rock explosion formed by guitar prodigy Parker Griggs. I first told you about 'em back in February of 2007. They released their self-titled debut with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys handling the production, and their second album, Brain Cycles, is due April 14th on Alive Records.

If you've ever had a Jimi Hendrix poster on your wall, or simply have an affection for swaggering blues with that vintage wah-wah guitar sound, you need to hear this album. On Brain Cycles Parker Griggs once again plays all the instruments (guitar, drums, and percussion) and assumes vocal duties as well as production credits, doing everything except play bass.

Stoner Rock called their 2007 self titled debut "an astonishingly good debut," PopMatters hailed it as an "awesome and slutty and cool," Modern Fix described their sound as "dirty-ass psych-powered blues rock ," and even Spin acknowledged it as "marrying the bluesy psychedelic fervor of Cream with the big, precise fretwork of Jimi Hendrix."

Radio Moscow performed multiple times at this year's SXSW, and are now in the midst of a lengthy European tour. Find out more at Alive Records.