rank strangers media biography
original independent rock music, established 1990
based in minneapolis, minnesota the united states of amerika
“i will make chaos” 12"/7"/cd/download (veto 046) is the new full length record album by minneapolis indie rock institution rank strangers
release date: tuesday november 17 MMXX
release show: none
this is the sound of your house falling down.
"i will make chaos" (ten songs/forty minutes exactly!) 12" long playing 33.3 RPM version is accompanied by an unlabelled/mystery single (two songs) 7" 45.0 RPM
the two songs on the 7" record are included on the first 50 copies of the digipak compact disc version, but are otherwise unavailable in digital format
this release is the bands first since "my name is not the people" in MMXVIII
no computers were employed
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 692 shows.
6 Rank Strangers have 19 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, 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