credit: Jack Jeffries
Intertwining feedback and harmony, Brooklyn's Russian Baths paint in searing strokes of towering, looming, incendiary noise-rock. Comprised of Luke Koz (guitar, vox), Jess Rees (guitar, keys, vox) and joined by Kyle Garvey (bass) and Steve Levine (drums), the band has been honing their craft and chemistry since their split single, “Ambulance / Ghost.” Next, Russian Baths EP, Penance, was released on Good Eye Records.
Incorporating dissonance into traditional song structures, Russian Baths 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.”
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