In this episode: From Russia With Soundcheck continues with Gary Shteyngart who shares a Pick Three playlist of songs with connections to Leningrad, Queens and, of all things, ABBA. Real Estate. He also discusses his comic memoir, Little Failure, which recounts his family’s life in the Soviet Union – and their eventual move to New York in 1979.
Then, a couple more modern day Russian pop music picks from Sasha Kondukov, editor in chief of Rolling Stone's Russia edition.
And, Real Estate returns to the Soundcheck studio with an exclusive debut of new songs from Atlas, the band's forthcoming third album.