Belarusian trio announce new album ‘Monument’
Out November 13th on Sacred Bones Records
Belarusian trio Molchat Doma announce the release of their third album, ‘Monument’, due out on November 13, 2020 via Sacred Bones Records.
With the announcement comes the new single “Ne Smeshno,” a pre-pandemic live favourite.
Plaintive and imploring, “Ne Smeshno” roughly translates to “Not Funny” and finds singer Egor Shkutko expressing feelings of disconnection and frustration in Russian over pummelling drum machines.
A phenomenal new act- their new single dominates their ability to create expansive brooding dark waves of powerful bleak synth pop. Building their layers of jarring angular tones and adding their commanding deep vocals, the aura pulls you in.
‘Monument’ is a fitting title for the third album by Belarusian trio Molchat Doma. Indeed, it stands as a monument to everything they’ve achieved in their short time as a band, from whispered-about unknowns, to enigmatic underground icons, to legitimate viral sensations with hundreds of thousands of TikTok videos using their music.
Molchat Doma (translated as “Houses Are Silent”), founded in 2017 in Minsk, stand at the intersection of post-punk, new-wave and synth-pop. Dark, yet danceable. The band is comprised of Egor Shkutko, who sings the Russian lyrics in his deep, thundering tones, Roman Komogortsev on guitar, synths, and drum machine, and Pavel Kozlov on bass and synths.
Written and recorded while the band was quarantined in their hometown of Minsk during the COVID-19 pandemic, ‘Monument’ is a conscious step up in songwriting and fidelity, and it reveals a band preternaturally comfortable in its own skin. Their greatest strength has always been their songwriting, and three albums in, they have truly honed their craft.
Pre-Order ‘Monument’ at https://geni.us/MolchatMonument
4. Ne Smeshno
5. Otveta Net
7. Udalil Tvoy Nomer
8. Leningradskiy Blues
9. Lubit ‘i Vypolnyat’