"Wavepool Abortion (ЖЕРТВА АБОРТА) is a new and exciting proto-pop-punk band featuring Pyotr Reznikov (guitar/vocals) and Matvei Solovyov (guitar/vocals/drums),
based in Moscow, Russia. Their self-titled, 14-song, 30-minute blitz
will be available digitally and on limited-edition cassette August 23rd via Washington, DC-based DZ TAPES.
listeners will surely enjoy Wavepool Abortion's ear for classic pop
melody, you may have to dig through some filth to get there. The reward
is a half-hour blissful regression to punk's dirty roots--a joyride of
almost-on vocal harmonies, guitar solos that swell in and out of
feedback, sludgy drum machines, and enough tambourine to fill a
I heard The Ramones and things, I was like, wow," says Solovyov, 17. "I
take my guitar and Pyotr and we made this song so fast." Reznikov, also
17, attributes his interest in punk to popular Russian band Ногу свело!
"We sing in English because we like the Beatles," Reznikov
says. "Wavepool Abortion is the heaviest thing! It's like maybe The
Ramones and The Beatles taking a big shit."
Abortion has been making waves in their native city since their live
debut last winter. As the leaders of a growing scene of like-minded
teenagers, calling themselves "Искусство боли" (The Art of Pain),
Wavepool Abortion are the most exciting thing from Russia since the
space race. Just out of high school, their first album of visceral
dirt-pop will kick your ass to the gulags."