Soviet grew out of what others had thrown out.
Shifting through vintage electronics at pawnshops, soviet created itself on forgotten dreams, and dreams yet to be had. The 1990's were not the most friendly of times for electronic musicians, and the new generation of teens and college students had nearly forgotten about the genre that was young enough to be their older sibling.
But the lack of interest in electronics did not stop Soviet front man Keith Ruggiero from being inspired from bands who had no place in the hectic and fast paced world of the 1990s. Soviet had a rare and special ability to turn a dusty dream into a modern success.
As the dust cleared, and the dream grew, Soviet became a reality. Soviet's first album, "We Are Eyes, We Are Builders" was released in 2001, and people from all over the world embraced, and wanted more of what Soviet had to offer with its interesting, beautifully haunting take on music. Instead of building itself on retro fashions and over produced live shows, Soviet built itself on solid, melodic songs, and raw live performances; which is sadly rare in todays music world. Anyone who has ever seen a Soviet show, or listened to a Soviet album will tell you that Soviet is something to never be forgotten. With numerous american tours and events played, Soviet was able to grasp the attention of curious music lovers, and media from around the world. Rave reviews about "We Are Eyes, We Are Builders" put Soviet on another level; A level that every musician dreams about.
Today marks a new and interesting time for Soviet. As the madness and excitement from their first album settles, the world is truly theirs. While other bands aim to please the current trends, Soviet takes the more interesting, and harder road of making music that is completely timeless and unique.
While Soviet readies up for the next album, it's interesting to stop and see the influence that Soviet has created since their debut. Numerous other musicians, and music lovers (new and old) have gained a new respect and understanding for the type of music Soviet has created. Not only has Soviet proved their own place in the music world, they have also help dust off and shed light on those forgotten icons that Soviet itself grew out of.
- Hunter Skowron, 2007