RADIO MOSCOW is a blues-rock band with heavy psychedelic influences who hail from Story City, IA. Discovered by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, the trio’s sound bears unquestionable similarities. But whereas The Black Keys play a noisy, stripped-down two-man blues rock, RADIO MOSCOW is something else entirely — the rebirth of the power trio. Frontman Parker Griggs’ impressive guitar playing captures a vintage mid-sixties garage rock style that sounds less like imitation and more like soulful alchemical transformation. Griggs unbelievably replicates Jimi Hendrix’s distinctive overdriven tone and wah-wah wonderment while layers of Marshall-powered guitar tones flow through wah-wahs and fuzz units as the rhythm section jams with indefatigable purpose over acres of six-string wailing. The band’s sound is packed to the brim with juicy, electric guitar riffs that fit in that perfect pocket that The Groundhogs or Cream took listeners to, and alongside the acid drenched stoner blues of Hendrix, Ten Years After or early Fleetwood Mac. In describing the band, The Austin Chronicle mused, “Radio Moscow does for Blue Cheer what the Black Keys do for 21st century blues: stomps it.”Currently comprising singer-songwriter and guitarist Parker Griggs (who also plays drums on the band’s studio releases), bassist Zach Anderson and live drummer Cory Berry, the band has released two albums: Radio Moscow in 2007 (produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach) and Brain Cycles in 2009 via Alive Naturalsound. The group is currently hard at work finishing up the mastering process for the its third as-yet-titled release due out this fall via NYC’s Tee Pee Records (Brian Jonestown Massacre, Graveyard, Weird Owl) which will followed by a media blitz and touring campaign in support of the release.In addition to the band’s musical prowess in the studio and stunning performances on the road, the band has seen song placements both on the big and small screens. The song “Lucky Dutch” was featured on the soundtrack for the 2009 movie The Goods while “Broke Down” was featured in a recent RadioShack commercial. Most recently, tracks “The Escape” and “Frustrating Sound” were featured in the pilot episode of TNT’s new dramedy series, Franklin and Bash.
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