About Radio Moscow
Radio Moscow came about a few years back in a Story City, Iowa basement. The First version of Radio Moscow Began as a solo project by Parker called Garbage Composal. At this time the sound was very raunchy mid-sixties-ish garage rock heavily influenced by the hidden gems and bands on the nuggets comps, yet still sounding very much its own. Parker recorded one albums worth of the Garbage Composal Demos under the new name Radio Moscow.
Along with the new name came new bass player Serana Andersen. This line-up lasted for a few years without a drummer. Around this time the band started evolving and a whole new sound was created. Still garage-y but now channeled through the blues with experimental breakdowns, unpredictable tempo changes, crazy rave-ups and fuzzed out psychedelic guitar work. For shows parker would pre-record the drums on a 4-track and then blasts it through amplification. Serana and Parker moved to Colorado in the quest for a drummer and a new scene.
Things started out very promising when Dan from The Black Keys called Parker up said he dug the demo that he gave him at a concert and was going to try to push it for us to get it on ALIVE/BOMP records. Parker returned by himself to Iowa to try to get the band up and going. Luke McDuff from Ames filled the vacant bass spot. Together they recorded the debut album for ALIVE/BOMP records with producer Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. The Album was released Feb. 27, 2007. Luke then had to go back to school, so Parker continued looking for a solid line-up.
After one tryout Zach Anderson jumped on as new bassist — with the help of a few drummer friends (keith rich, todd stevens, paul marrone, cory berry). At the beginning of 2012 Radio Moscow said goodbye to longtime bassist Zach Anderson and touring drummer Cory Berry due to conflicts within the band.
On one day notice, bassist Billy Ellsworth and drummer Lonnie Blanton joined Parker Griggs in the rebirth of Radio Moscow. This line-up toured with Graveyard across the U.S. playing sell out shows. This line-up also went out on additional tours of the US and Europe.
The current live line-up includes Parker Griggs, Billy Ellsworth, and Paul Marrone.
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