The Russian Futurists: The Weight's on the Wheels

It’s been five long years since the last album from Matthew Adam Hart’s pop/electronic project: The Russian Futurists. Set to be released November 16th, the new album is titled The Weight’s on the Wheels.

The Russian Futurists

The album leaked yesterday evening and I just couldn’t help myself. So, I listened to it. And then I listened to it some more. The album exceeds my lofty expectations, especially after a five year hiatus. The beautiful melodies are back in full effect and more absurdly catchy than they’ve ever been. I look forward to picking this one up.

“…She’s got eyes that make the great lakes puddles…”

The first track, Hoeing Weeds Sowing Seeds, was featured (along with remixes) on an EP a little while back and kicks things off in typical Russian Futurists big-layered-sound fashion. The first highlight comes in the form of track 3: One Night, One Kiss. The song features female vocals by Ruth Minnikin with a back-and-forth male/female structure reminiscent of Stars. The album never lets up from there, with other personal highlights being: the incredible bass-line of 100 Shopping Days ‘Til Christmas, the lyrics and thick electronic beat of Plates, and the fast pace of Tripping Horses.

Perhaps it’s just me but I feel like this is quite fitting music for Autumn and the onset of Winter. As the mornings get colder it’s music like this that gets me out of bed eager to listen again.

The Weight’s on the Wheels cover

Track list:

  1. Hoeing Weeds Sowing Seeds
  2. Golden Years
  3. One Night, One Kiss (with Ruth Minnikin)
  4. Register My Firearms? No Way!
  5. 100 Shopping Days ‘Til Christmas
  6. To Be Honest
  7. Plates
  8. Tripping Horses
  9. Walk With a Crutch
  10. Horseshoe Fortune