"A modern world deserves modern sounds, and the forceful glam glide of Pravda adds venom to the glitter, a sly wink to the smile and substance to the style." - Michael V - The Pill
"Crazy, big-room, Muse-like rock" - The Weekly Dig
Originally founded in hopes of "doing to Ziggy Stardust what Oasis did to the Beatles," The Daily Pravda have since added surf rock and new wave synth to the mix, while never quite ditching the Bowie. Singer/songwriter/vocalist Dave Jackel and drummer Ken Marcou enlisted guitarist Adam Anderson to create the core lineup at the band's inception in 2005. All three members have enjoyed prior success in the northeast; Jackel of The Crush, Anderson of Formula Jade and Marcou of Kimone who toured nationally under indie label Silverthree Sound Recordings. The present lineup also includes Mike Gonzales on bass and multi-instrumentalist Tom Roppelt. Spawning from Boston's live music scene, the band has been asked to share the stage with such internationally known acts Stellastarr*, Spacehog, The Postelles, Pop Levi and Your Vegas.
The She's So Mature EP was released in September 2006. This five song debut showcased the band's ability to transform the classic glam sound into a masterful rock epic. The first full length album, Burning Bible Diamonds was released in May 2009. Featuring a sound that combines stadium sized anthems, paranoid vignettes and hard rock, Burning Bible Diamonds offers a panoramic glimpse into The Daily Pravda's universe. The newly released Dead House EP further highlights the band's writing versatility, ranging from melodic Beatle-esque tunesmith to Jane's Addiction psychedelia. The second full length album, Columbia, is scheduled for the summer of 2012.
The band's influences include The Pixies, David Bowie, Sunny Day Real Estate, Suede and Grandaddy. The group self-produces both their music and videos. The live performances are now incorporating original video projections, tailored specifically for each show. With their upcoming album Columbia, The Daily Pravda form a link between brit-pop and 50's soul while ever refining their theatrical aesthetic.