Mumiy Troll are «rockapops» superstars in their native Russia, and audiences across North America will see why when the Vladivostok and Moscow-based foursome, whose «Polar Bear“ EP is out now, kick off their 24 dates North American tour on August 11 at the Black Cat in Washington, DC. What do they sound like? That’s apparently in the ear of the listener – the band is widely praised, but comparisons vary.
“You don’t need to be able to read Cyrillic to understand this Russian band — a fluency in groovy post-punk and edgy guitar rock is all that’s required.» — The New Yorker
"A nuclear meltdown of the Bravery, Tom Petty and the Afghan Whigs.” – LA Times
"A looser, more joyful version of early Public Image, Ltd. crossed with Devo.“ – Chicago Sun-Times
"A vodka-chasing mix of Bauhaus and Pearl Jam“ — Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
"For fans of the TV on the Radio and DeVotchKa.“ – The Stranger
"A good-natured mashup between Alexei Sayle, the English Beat, and A Flock of Seagulls.” — The San Francisco Bay Guardian