The synthpop/post-punk/pop Romanian band MES QUINS is no longer unusual on the Romanian music scene. For almost 3 years now, the quartet consisting of charismatic front man Silviu Gherman (vocals, lyrics, keyboards), Ovidiu Chihaia (guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), Ovidiu Rusu (drum pad) and Gina Teslaru (bass), has been playing live in most of the underground Romanian clubs, sharing the stage with bands such as Namosh, Handsome Furs, Noblesse Oblige and Kissogram.
The time for their first studio album has come, and the Romanian alternative scene is looking forward to getting their hands on the material! “Electrogerman” is self produced, but mastered and mixed by the gifted artist Dan Serbanescu (Divine Muzak, Pixels).
MES QUINS revealed some inside information about the making of the album to our colleague, Ina: “It will be an extremely eclectic material, with post-punk, synthpop and occasionally pop vibes. We had no intention to create a conceptual album, therefore all songs and lyrics are different, unlike one another. We know for sure that if we don’t come up with something sexy, the record won’t sell” added Gherman smiling.
If you haven’t had the chance to see MES QUINS live or if you haven’t yet watched their extravagant video of “In The Land Of The Dead” on MTV, just think of a combination of Deus, Kraftwerk, Grandaddy and Jean Michel Jarre, the artists who influenced the band, and you’ll get an idea of their electric and catchy sound.
“Electrogerman” features 10 tracks, including the radio hit “Printeso” and will be released in limited edition (only a few hundred copies) and online. Along with the launch party, the album will be supported by a series of concerts in the most important Romanian cities and other countries, since the band simply “loves playing live”. On this occasion, their dream of sharing the stage with Stereo Total may also come true. We wish them good luck!
You can listen to some of the tracks on “Electrogerman” on MES QUINS’ MySpace. We know you are a click away from buying the album in late autumn! Don’t forget: MES QUINS, “Electrogerman”!
“Electrogerman” Track List:
- Sunt disperat
- Anyway Nowadays
- An Army
- The Love