Thursday, October 09, 2008
Download: Ruby Isle -- "Hey Hey Hey (That Kids Okay)"
Exhibit #1: Ruby Dan Geller, Kindercore Records' CEO and founder of electro tag team, I am the World Trade Center, is one of America's few breakdancing DJs with a masters degree in Biological Engineering.
Exhibit #2: Ruby Aaron Lemay's spy themed punk outfit, "International Espionage" has been busted up by the cops at house shows and basement concerts from Redding, CA to Brooklyn, NYC.
Exhibit #3: Ruby Mark Mallman's 70s and 80s arena rock post-mortemism has earned him a silver star on the side of the biggest nightclub in Minneapolis, a world record, over 20 US tours, and a permanent hangover.
Ruby Isle stole their name from a 79 cent movie theater Mark and Dan used to frequent in their childhood home of Waukesha, Wisconsin. It was here where the two played a game of Chess, once a day for 90 days, and Mallman lost every time. After High school, they moved 1200 miles apart from each other.
Recorded in the basement of a church, then emailed to Geller's studio in Athens, GA for bass, beats and synths, Night Shot is a classic rock record dipped head first in a digital stew. The title track features guest vocals by internet "Chocolate Rain" pioneer, Tay Zonday. The LP also features a duet version of Peter Gabriel's "Solsbury Hill" with IATWTC's Amy Dykes.