Monday, June 9, 2008

the RUBY suns*~`

Today The Dodos announced a tour date for September at the Spiegeltent which reminded me of The Ruby Suns who hail from New Zealand and remind me of Panda Bear and the like. Unlike these two bands they have a wider range of instruments and definitely experiment more with a free-flowing folk'eske sort of sound. But not the Americana folk songs that you are used to, these sound like what you would imagine New Zealanders would create in their land of dense forests and fern covered paths. Lush and exotic listening to them is like taking a mini-vacation if you remember how to get in touch with your imagination at the end of the day. If you check out their myspace page make sure to stop by their friends, Men Amongst Animals who remind me of The French Kicks hanging out with The Shins. Definitely check out their track Slow Years. Very enjoyable. The Ruby Suns will be playing the city on July 29th and 30th (Williamsburg Music Hall and Bowery Ballroom respectively). Tickets are still available.
Ruby Suns-There Are Birds.mp3
The Ruby Suns-Oh, Mojave.mp3
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