They just came to say hello! Though Mumiy Troll has been active on the Russian alt rock scene since ‘83, they released their first album in English this year. “Hey Tovarish” (or “Hey Comrade”) from Vladivostok is the quartet’s Americanized greeting to the fans. Many quirky cultural references (Teletubbies, infomercials, and Blue’s Clues, oh my!) accompany the band’s slowly strummed acoustic guitar sound, surprising saxaphone and electro keyboard sprinkles.