Iva Nova/Ива Нова

extreme folk, Russia

Iva Nova plays a mixture of modern rock and Russian folk music along with jazzy humorous details. The sound is strong and driving, connecting rural restlessness with urban insanity. The band was formed in St.Petersburg in 2002, when five young Russian ladies met to create a new collective of musicians. Their original songs with tunes and lyrics based on the riches of folklore, are catchy and sensitive. Fuzzy dirt-simple guitar riffs and explosively frenetic percussion supported by the poignant bass and the energy of jazzy Russian accordion fill their performance with both rural restlessness and urban craziness. Don't expect traditional Russian folk, these ladies rock a little too hard for that. Besides lyrics on Russian Iva Nova has songs written on Ukrainian, Bulgarian,Georgian and other languages. Along with exploiting endless folklore resources they creatively experiment with other styles as polka, ska, jazz, avangarde, punk. Their live show is a mix of lyrical songs and punky-energetic dance numbers.

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Iva Nova: Chemodan/Ива Нова: Чемодан

This is their second album, an energizing and passionate recording, released in 2006.

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01 Интро (Intro)
02 Птица (Ptitsa)
03 Вьюн (V'yun)
04 Ведьма (Ved'ma)
05 Евразия (Evraziya)
06 Сон колхозника (Son kolkhoznika)
07 Гомарджоба (Gomardzhoba)
08 Печаль (Pechal')
09 Молода (Moloda)
10 Прости меня (Prosti menya)
11 Летящая (Letyashchaya)
12 Прощальная (Proshchal'naya)
13 Город (Gorod)

Iva Nova/Ива Нова (self-titled)

This is their debut album, released in 2003.

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01 Жинка (Zhinka)
02 Взошла Луна (Vzosha Luna)
03 Была не была (Byla ne byla)
04 Когда я пойду ко дну (Kogda ya poydu ko dnu)
05 Тетя Маруся (Tetya Marusya)
06 Самокрутка (Samokrutka)
07 Степная (Stepnaya)
08 Мальчик бедный (Mal'chik bedny)
09 Колыбельная Блюз (Kolybel'naya blyuz)
10 Коррида из деревни Заборовье (Korrida iz derevin Zaborov'e)
11 Белый месяц (Bely mesyats)
12 Козаченько (Kozachen'ko)
13 Пятница (Pyatnitsa)
14 Дальние дали (Dal'nie dali)
15 Родопская (Rodopskaya)
16 Весна (Vesna)
17 В.И.Фомушкин (V. I. Fomushkin)