rank strangers media biography
original independent rock music, established 1990
based in minneapolis, minnesota the united states of amerika
Rank Strangers celebrated their 25th year of existence with a trio of albums.
Lady President (December 23 MMXIV) is Rank Strangers 9th full-length release and the first record of the trilogy.
Part two: Ringtones (May 5 MMXV).
Part three: The Box (November 9 MMXV).
1 Rank Strangers Target won a Minnesota Music Award for Best Album of 1997.
2 Rank Strangers were the subject of cover story features in City Pages (1996) and The Pulse (2001).
3 Rank Strangers Tucke Des Objekts, Die was selected as Best Record of 2008 by The Star Tribune.
4 Rank Strangers had a star on the wall outside the venerable rock club First Avenue until the stars were repainted several years ago.
5 Rank Strangers have played 657 shows.
6 Rank Strangers have released seven singles/EPs and have contributed music to numerous benefit/tribute/sampler projects.
7 There have been 8 Rank Strangers: current bass player Davin Odegaard joined in 1994 and current drummer Shawn Davis joined in 2004; Mike Wisti is the original founding member.
8 Rank Strangers/Albatross Recording founder Mike Wisti is the subject of the on-going film project known as “The Making of My Genius: The Movie”.
9 As proprietor of Albatross Recording Mike Wisti has recorded over 300 records in the past 20 years by such luminaries as Lifter Puller, Brute Heart, Grant Hart, Lucy Michelle and Black Diet.
We are excited to release new music out into the cruel world.
No computers were employed!
mike wisti: guitar/vocal davin odegaard: bass/vocal shawn davis: drum
RANK STRANGERS ARE A UNIQUE BAND NO ONE LIKE US
I Only Fear That We Are Modern:
mike wisti: vocal/guitar, november 5, 1990 - present
davin odegaard: bass/vocal, september 24, 1994 - present
shawn davis: drums, september 30, 2004 - present
doug durbin: drums, november 5, 1990 - april 11, 1998
brien lilja: drums/vocal, april 17, 1998 - september 10, 2004
jacques wait: guitar/vocal, march 31, 1992 - november 13, 1998
leif wisti: bass, november 5, 1990 - september 14, 1994
charles wallin: guitar/vocal, november 5, 1990 - january 25, 1992