MOLCHAT DOMA

MOLCHAT DOMA share single "Otveta Net" & Russian TV performance ahead of album 'Monument' out Nov 13 on Sacred Bones.

Belarus-based band Molchat Doma share single "Otveta Net" from their forthcoming album ‘Monument’, which will be released on November 13th via Sacred Bones.

Translating as "Answer No", the track gives a final pre-release glimpse of their romantic, Russian-language dark disco, following the tongue-in-cheek video for dancefloor-ready "Discoteque" and creeping bass-led live favourite, "Ne Smeshno".

‘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. 


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. 


The band recently performed the song on Russian TV show Evening Urgant.

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.

Pre-order here

B I Z Z A R R E  ©  2 0 2 0 

Independent Music Digest