Having garnered international acclaimed based simply on the release of a handful of singles, the band, who are bassist/vocalist Pietro Paletti, guitarist Pierluigi Ballarin and drummer Mauro Gambardella, are now set to release their first stateside albumâ€”a pulsating power pop opus called De Flora Et Fauna on Nat Geo Music slated for a January 10, 2012 physical release (out on iTunes now)
Worth mentioning upfront, De Flora Et Fauna, a diverse 13-track exercise in pop/rock twists and turns, features a chugging rumble seat of a tune, â€œCall Of The Ice,â€ released as a limited edition vinyl 7â€ on October 25th (b/w the Stonesy, â€œEasy Way Outâ€) already charting at radio.
â€œCall Of The Iceâ€ can be heard right here:
Whatâ€™s more, the video for the song is a gorgeous, must-see psychedelic trek through the frozen tundra complete with grease paint, herding bison and a gorgeous illuminated ice queen, and, well, see for yourselves, as WIRED TV in Italy premiered the vid recently: http://tv.wired.it/entertainment/2011/10/20/call-of-the-ice-glaciazioni-tori-meccanici-ed-effetti-speciali-per-i-the-r-s.html
The Râ€™s have also recently released two other 7â€ singles, â€œI Love My Familyâ€ b/w â€œWe All Want To Be Aloneâ€ in July 2011 and â€œMr. Hideâ€ b/w â€œPanama Hatâ€ in August 2011, all to be featured on De Flora Et Fauna.
Having risen to the top of an underground indie rock scene in Italy, The Râ€™s played their first US shows last spring in New York and at the SXSW music festival in Austin in March. As for their live show, The Râ€™s do not disappoint, evident from enthusiastic crowd reaction for shows during another recent jaunt to NYC. Do they sound like they would? I think not. One can expect frenetic, almost off-their-rocker sets, prone to jams that are somehow never as indulgent as jams could get.
Nat Geo Music – www.natgeomusic.net