Since 2007, Radio Moscow has steadily released LPs that confirm their commitment to the concept of the full-throttle power trio. Though by no means devoid of nuance and detail, the first thing one notices while standing in front of the band as they begin to unleash their stage show, is the feeling of being blown back by a whirlwind of energy and power, concocted by three guys locked in a groove.
Formed by Parker Griggs in Ames, Iowa, the band has been based in San Diego county, California, for several years now. Parker is joined by Paul Marrone on drums and bassist Anthony Meier. Since 2007, Radio Moscow has released four studio albums, Radio Moscow (produced by Dan Auerbach, who introduced the band to Alive Natural Sound records, the label that has released ever record up until now), Brain Cycles, The Great Escape of Leslie Magnafuzz, and Magical Dirt. Alive also released the early, garage demos collection 3 and 3 Quarters, and the double-live gatefold, Live in California, which New York Music Daily cited as the Best Heavy Psych Album of 2016.
Since the live album was released, Radio Moscow has made the leap to a worldwide deal with Century Media Records, for whom they are currently preparing their next upcoming studio album to be released in late-summer 2017. Said Parker, “Radio Moscow couldn’t be more stoked to be joining the Century Media family! When we met these guys we spent hours nerding out on obscure classics from our favorite era of rock ‘n’ roll (1965-1974)…. so we feel right at home! Excited to keep writing and working on the next Radio Moscow release on Century Media, and ooking forward to 2017 with a new label and album!”
The band will hit the road internationally as they always do, in the U.S., U.K, mainland Europe, Mexico, South America and Australia when the upcoming, as-yet-untitled album is released. They’ve toured and performed with the likes of Graveyard, Witchcraft, Joe Bonamassa, Pentagram, the Sheepdogs, Nebula, and Bang. They played the Up in Smoke tour in Europe (with Colour Haze) which included an appearance on the legendary German television program Rockpalast, where the band performed a set, played acoustic and were interviewed. In 2016 they played the Ride Festival, Desert Daze, Electric Funeral, End Hip End It, the Psycho California festival, and as is only appropriate, have headlined shows in both St. Petersburg and Moscow in Russia.