Posts Tagged ‘Luther Russells’

It can be argued that Big Star is one of the most influential bands in the history of music. Amazing, considering their limited output and short life span. And while labels continue to clear out the vaults of every burp and grunt created by the band, and young bands, power pop or not, cite Chilton and Bell as heroes, Luther Russell somehow managed to nail the Big Star sound on “Medium Cool,” a collection of originals that admittedly sounds a little too much like that band. But Russell does it so well, I don’t care. If you can’t have the real thing, “Medium Cool” does the trick better than anything else.

Come for the Big Star love, stay because this some of the finest powerpop songwriting you’ll hear this year.

“Deep Feelings” is the first track from Luther’s Russells upcoming LP, Medium Cool

The Band

luther russell: lead Vocals, guitars, piano, synth, stylophone, percussion
jason hiller: bass
derek brown: drums
harmony vocals: danny de la matyr
liam hayes: guitar on “blue balloon” 

Here’s to Russell finally getting the credit he deserves and giving the world a hell of a great record to boot.” —The Recoup
“This set is as vital as any release of the last decade…2019 Album of the Year Candidate”—Radio Free Americana
“Rock n’ roll done just right”—Icon Fetch
“You may not have a Corvette but be assured that when you crank this up, you may feel like you do.”—Glide Magazine
“Filled with nothing but pure rock & roll, it’s just the right elixir in a time when we’re swimming through mediocrity.”
—Music Tap