rank strangers media biography
original independent rock music, established 1990
based in minneapolis, minnesota the united states of amerika
“hotel turpentine” (veto 050) is the new full length record album by minneapolis indie rock institution rank strangers
tuesday 2 august MMXXII
this is the sound of your house falling down.
"hotel turpentine" (12"/cd/download)
recorded remotely march mmxx (la peste)-spring mmxxi (vaccine)
drums performed and recorded by shawn davis (scorpio) at st. joes, saint paul, mn
bass performed and recorded by davin odegaard (gemini) “in a basement somewhere in south minneapolis”
the rest recorded by mike wisti (scorpio) at albatross
all songs: the “uptight piano that shall not be tuned”
*i dont know revenge (but i will)” inspired by chinese revolutionary qiu jin (1875-1907)
art layout: rus kos (taurus)
hotel turpentine is 38 minutes long (exactly) and 38 floors tall
no computers (or elevators) were employed-we took the stairs!
from the desk of: www.rankstrangers.com
1 Rank Strangers Target won a Minnesota Music Award for Best Album of MCMXCVII.
2 Rank Strangers were the subject of cover story features in City Pages (MCMXCVI) and The Pulse (MMI).
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 700 shows.
6 Rank Strangers have 21 full-length, extended play, or single releases and have contributed music to numerous benefit/tribute/sampler projects.
7 There have been 8 Rank Strangers: bass player Davin Odegaard joined in MCMXCIV and drummer Shawn Davis joined in MMIV; 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 25 years by such luminaries as Lifter Puller, Brute Heart, Grant Hart, Lucy Michelle and Black Diet.
We are excited to release new music 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, 5 november 5 1990 - present
davin odegaard: bass/vocal, 24 september 24 1994 - present
shawn davis: drums, 30 september 2004 - present
doug durbin: drums, 5 november 1990 - april 11, 1998
brien lilja: drums/vocal, 17 april 1998 - september 10, 2004
jacques wait: guitar/vocal, 31 march 1992 - november 13, 1998
leif wisti: bass, 5 november 1990 - september 14, 1994
charles wallin: guitar/vocal, 5 november 1990 - january 25, 1992