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Now Hear This: The Soviet Machines | The Soviet Machines

This grungy Minneapolis power trio make the most of their second kick at the can.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “The Soviet Machines are a three-piece rock band from Minneapolis formed by high school friends singer/guitarist Jack Swagger and drummer Marcus Jones in 2006.

After two independent releases, the group split up in 2009. In early 2020, the band regrouped with the additional of vocalist/bassist Rich Salsbury and began working on new material. In September, the band traveled to Seattle to work with legendary producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden). The self-titled album that resulted is filled with everything that makes the band great; big guitars, loud roomy drums and infectious melodies. These elements coupled with Endino’s live, raw production and use of first takes gives the record a classic charm and vibrancy missing in most modern albums. The strength of the album was enough to garner the attention of Midwest punk label DC-Jam Records, who signed the group less than two weeks after the completion of the album.”