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Tarakany! (punk rock) release lyric video for ‘What I Can Change’ featuring Nikola Sarcevic

Russian punk band Tarakany! have released a lyric video for a new song titled “What I Can Change”. This is a re-worked version of a single they released in 2015. This new version is sung in English (the previous one was in Russian) and features Millencolin singer Nikola Sarcevic. As huge fans of Millencolin, Tarakany! were excited to release this new version of the politically-charged anthem. The song is taken from their English/American release of ‘The Power of One’ that came out in 2018 via A-F Records.

Tarakany! will be touring Germany and Czech Republic over the next couple of weeks. Check out the tour dates and the video (I’m already on my third consecutive listen) below.



Useless ID (punk) and Tarakany! streaming new split “Among Other Zeros and Ones”

Israeli punk legends Useless ID and Russian veterans Tarakany! have joined forces to release a pretty stellar split titled Among Other Zeros and Ones. Featuring three songs from each band as well as a collaborative track between the two bands and is being released through Netherlands based Shield Recordings.

Give the split a listen below.

Useless ID just released a split earlier this year with Topsy Turvy. Tarakany! appears to have been pretty busy (I don’t speak Russian, or read it) but so far as I can tell they released a pretty wicked album just last year.



Music Video: Tarakany! – “What Can I Change?”

Russian punk rockers Tarakany! have released a music video for a new song titled “What Can I Change?”

Check out the video below, along with what frontman Dmitry Sprin has to say about the song.

Even though this song is in Russian, the video features English subtitles, and many of their other songs are in English. Their debut American album, Russian DemoCrazy, was released in January 2014 through Punk Outlaw Records.



Tarakany! release new video for “Let’s Go Outside”

Russian punk rockers Tarakany! have released a music video for a new song titled (when translated) “Let’s Go Outside.”  Check out the video below.

Even though this song is in Russian, many of their songs are in English. Their debut American album, Russian DemoCrazy, was released in January 2014 through Punk Outlaw Records.



Album Review: Tarakany! – “Russian Democrazy”

Now we all know that Russia’s political system is f**ked up and the government doesn’t take too kindly to protest and opposition. Just look at Pussy Riot and how many times the girls in the band have been arrested or had force used against them for simply conveying their point of view through musical and performance protest.

What separates Tarakany! from a group like Pussy Riot besides the obvious differences is that the band actually plays scheduled shows at traditional music venues and festivals and doesn’t stage demonstrations in public areas or churches which is greatly frowned upon by Russian leaders and their supporters. However the message is quite similar, they are calling the government out for its corruption and they would like to see real change in their homeland.

The latest album from Tarakany! is entitled “Russian Democrazy” which pretty much sums it up. From the footage I’ve witnessed online of their performances the band appears to have a huge following in Russia and beyond. If you have never heard the band before I encourage you to give them a listen, they have released nearly a dozen full length studio albums and have created plenty of material over the past two decades and then some.

Their sound at times reminds you of classic essential punk-rock music like Pennywise but the message is as politically charged as Anti-Flag. In fact the second track on the album “God and Police” Features Chris Barker of Anti-Flag in which a music video was recently released with footage of a live performance from Dobrofest. Although this track is mostly in Russian the majority of their songs are in English.

Other stand out tracks from the album would be #10-Smile (Because It Irritates Them) and #11 – Anesthesia; and my favorite lyrics are from the first song on the album Heart of a Dog “fear, afraid of the things that I see”. Although Russia’s political outrage has been more transparent than that of the United States over the last half of a century I can certainly relate to this line because I am afraid of what I see in my own country these days.

Overall I really dig this album and I have added it to my keeper collection far away from the garage sale bargain pile that I’ve compiled and that crap that ends up in my desktop recycle bin. I give the album 4 out of 5 stars but track number 12 is called Mr. Music Critic, so who the f**k am I? Draw your own conclusion and if you were wondering Tarakany! “Тараканы” translates to Cockroaches!

4/5 Stars



Tarakany! release new music video for “God and Police” featuring Chris Barker from Anti-Flag

Russian punk rockers Tarakany! have released a new music video for their single “God and Police” which features Chris Barker from Anti-Flag. “God and Police” speaks up against church and state, the two stereotypical pillars of Russian culture, and jabs at the pro-Putin regime and its supporters. Check out the video below.

The song is off the group’s debut American album Russian DemoCrazy, which was released in January of 2014 through Punk Outlaw Records.



Music Video: Tarakany! – “Bags of Bones”

Russian punk rock legends Tarakany! have premiered a music video for their song “Bags of Bones”. You can check it out below.

“Bags of Bones” is taken from Tarakany!’s latest album Russian Democrazy, which was released last month on Punk Outlaw Records.



Tarakany! release “Release!” compilation album, planning new full-length

Russian punk rock band Tarakany! have announced the release of… errr… “Release!” a 30 song compilation covering the band’s releases from 2002 to 2011. These are songs in Russian and in English taken from albums “Freedom Street”, “Rockets from Russia”, “Lords of the Universe”, “Fear and Hate”, “Heart of a Dog” and some others.

“Release!” is compiled by the band members themselves and is available for downloading in on-line stores such as iTunes, Amazon MP3, eMusic, Virgin Mega, etc.

Tarakany! recently signed to California based “Punk Outlaw Records” and plan on releasing a new studio album in 2013.  The band will embark on a European tour in February (dates to come).



Lineup for this year’s edition of Kubana Festival announced

The Offspring, Reel Big Fish, Tarakany!Enter Shikari and Gogol Bordello are five of the bands, among others, that will be playing this year’s edition of the Kubana Festival, which will take place in four days, from August 1st to 5th, near Anapa, Russia on the Black Sea coast.

Also playing at the festival include Korn (yes, the same band that sings “Freak on a Leash“), The Subways, Sunrise Avenue, Infected Mushroom, Bravo, Leningrad, Noize MC, Lyapis Trubetskoy, Miyavi, Billy’s Band, Talco, Animal Jazz, Kasta, The Jolly Boys, Sunsay, Nike Borzov, Skatalites, Duna, Kirpichi, Louna, Slot, Elysium, Spitfire, Jane Air, Mad Dog, Anacondaz, TTP and More & Relsy.

For more information, go here to buy tickets, if you live in Russia or plan to take a trip there.