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Rush Midnight is the solo project of Russell Manning, recent bass player for acclaimed new wave revivalist, Twin Shadow, and formally trained jazz musician. Russ is Brooklyn born and bred, and his music tells the sonic story of coming up in a nonstop city.
In the midst of a demanding Twin Shadow touring schedule and its endless nights on the road, Russ perfected his personal sound during rare downtime, recording a string of demos in hotel rooms and disparate studios along the way. For two years, Russ worked alone and with Twin Shadow frontman, George Lewis Jr.
After returning home and smoothing the material in New York, Rush Midnight is now set to release his debut EP, +1, to the world this fall via experimental pop label, Cascine. Directly inspired by travel across Europe, Brazil and Australia, +1 personifies the thrill, mystery and recklessness of the nightlife he experienced during his time abroad. The music captures Russ’s charismatic production style and ability to gently push against the walls of pop music. At times, his material drifts in a sea of nostalgic, rock-inflected R&B, nodding to icons like Sade and The Police. Other times find him cutting his own path with an undeniable sense of attitude and sexuality. Never once does it feel unnatural.
+1 will be released on October 30. It features select material produced by George Lewis Jr.
Release/catalogue number: CSN024
Release date: Oct 30, 2012