MOLCHAT DOMA - Belarusian band share new single "Discoteque" & accompanying video

New album 'Monument' out Nov 13 on Sacred Bones


Stereo Sanctity

Today Belarusian sensations Molchat Doma share the anthemic new single “Discoteque,” an up-tempo song taken from their forthcoming album ‘Monument’, which will be released on November 13th via Sacred Bones.

The band describe the track as “just a light dance composition, which was created in order to make the listener move to the beat of the music. A kind of answer to ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ by Depeche Mode...Ideal for both mood elevation and unbridled fun.”

Nevertheless, the song deftly captures those moments of respite and escapism found through music and dance. The single comes with a beautifully shot video directed by Alexey Terehoff that finds the Belarusian trio performing inside the Memorial Museum-Studio of Z. Azgur in Minsk to an audience of the museum’s imposing statues and shelves of busts, ironically illuminated by a disco ball.

Director Alexey Terehoff aimed to capture the group’s essence with the video, dubbing the song “Totalitarian disco,” and adding: “Real post-punk fades into the corny, harmless modern capitalist world. The group ‘MOLCHAT DOMA’ is from Minsk. This is the city that embalmed and revived all the idols from the era of the Soviet dictatorship. There are no politics in the video, only the STYLE, a mixture of pure, concentrated neo-totalitarian aesthetics and acidic post-punk.”

Watch the video for “Discoteque”:

“Discoteque”is the second single to be taken from the band’s forthcoming album ‘Monument’, following pre-pandemic live favourite “Ne Smeshno”.

More about ‘Monument’:
‘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.

When their debut album 'S Krysh Nashikh Domov' was released in 2017, it announced a bold new voice in underground music. The album found a passionate audience on Bandcamp and other streaming services and was released on CD and cassette. Second LP 'Etazhi' (meaning “Floors”) was first released in 2018 on Berlin-based Detriti Records. It became a viral hit, garnering over one million views on YouTube and becoming a legitimate phenomenon on Bandcamp. Six separate vinyl pressings of the album sold out before Sacred Bones signed the band earlier this year and brought both records back into print for good. The signing was celebrated with the band’s first ever London show, which saw tickets sell so fast that the venue was upgraded twice and eventually had the iconic Scala packed to the rafters for a rapturously received show, mere weeks before lockdown came into force.

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.

As the band’s arrangements have grown more sophisticated, so too have the sounds they use to bring them to life. Roman Komogortsev and Pavel Kozlov’s gear arsenal has grown to include an extensive range of synthesizers and drum machines, all of which they deploy with precision. Egor Shkutko’s vocals move fluidly between his distinctive deadpan drawl and an expressive, velvety lull, his beautifully delivered Russian lyrics both bleak and romantic.

With ‘Monument’, Molchat Doma have done one of the hardest things to do as a band. They’ve greatly expanded the scope of their music while retaining everything that made them great in the first place.‘Monument’is a marker of what promises to be a truly pivotal moment in their career.

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October 14, 2020 11:20am ET by Stereo Sanctity  

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