In the small town of Ponga in the Arkhangelsk region, with a population of only about 120 people, a Shortparis concert was held. The free function took place in the house of local culture.
The event was organized by the team of Ksenia Sobchak. She came to town to film a documentary. A recording of Shortparis’s performance should soon appear on Sobchak’s resources.
New Tab notes that although the music of the St. Petersburg group that plays experimental art rock is unusual for many, a full house gathered for the concert at Pong, from schoolchildren to retirees. Which, however, is not surprising, since there have never been any big concerts in Pong.
A journalist from 29.RU asked the musicians if the group feels censorship and why they stay in Russia. Komyagin replied that he considered it necessary to “mourn together” the pain that the country is now experiencing. This is what the song “My Woe, Woe” is about, which Shortparis performed with a local choir. In it, the musicians found the answer to this question, the vocalist explained.
Previously, Shortparis shared a video for the song “New New.” This is the title track of the new mini-album. Read more here.