The Austin 100: Russian Baths Recommended if you like DIIV, My Bloody Valentine and Lush.
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All Songs Considered's 2019 SXSW Preview

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The Austin 100: Russian Baths

The Austin 100: Russian Baths

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Russian Baths will perform at SXSW 2019.
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Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

Genre: Rock

Why We're Excited: Sometimes a rock band exudes such swirly, Goth-tinged intensity, you'd swear you can actually hear the smoke machines and foreboding lighting. Partway through "Slenderman," Russian Baths' Jess Rees and Luke Koz pivot from mysterious and ethereal scene-setting to a bit of cataclysmic shredding that must lead to no end of strobe-lit sweat-flinging onstage.


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