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The Ruby Suns released their stellar album, Sea Lion, on Sub Pop this past March, and it is a beautiful and sunny affair from musical gypsy Ryan McPhun and cohort Amee Robinson. The music reflects McPhun’s love for travel blending Polynesia, Africa, and South East Asia, via an extended stay in New Zealand, for this South Cali native. CONTINUE READING
More supreme basement goodness this week from Seattle’s very foxy and fine, The Dutchess and The Duke. Jesse Lortz and Kimberly Morrison punch around some Blonde on Blonde Dylan on a cut like “Reservoir Park”, and freshen up the old crank with smart, dark poetry, raggedy duets, and lo-fi goodies like plastic handclaps. CONTINUE READING
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Fleeing the monotony of southern California’s metal domination, McPhun travelled through Asia and Africa with a keen appreciation for the OTHER melodies and rhythms of the world; and upon settling in New Zealand and establishing himself in its burgeoning music scene, McPhun began to re-assemble what he’d heard into his own basement brew of world music, with a serious 60′s psychedelic bent. Sea Lion glistens and crackles through space echo, and bangs congo rhythms and dreaming harmonies against sun soaked melodies, weaving a heartfelt paen to travel and the beauties of the natural world.
Thanks to Nada Mucho Live Eye Tv had the good fortune to catch up with the Ruby Suns this October at The Mars Bar in Seattle. The band was enjoying a little R&R, and gearing up for a big European tour, so this show, with it’s intimate environment and all kinds of friends around, was like, oh, a basement session of the basement sessions! Dig It!
More supreme basement goodness this week from Seattle’s very foxy and fine, The Dutchess and The Duke. Jesse Lortz and Kimberly Morrison punch around some Blonde on Blonde Dylan on a cut like “Reservoir Park”, and freshen up the old crank with smart, dark poetry, raggedy duets, and lo-fi goodies like plastic handclaps. Their debut album, She’s the Dutchess, He’s the Duke was recorded at Bryan Standridge’s Magical Basement Studios in West Seattle, and is out on Hardly Art. Gotta say this is a real good grab, and a band to watch!! Thanks to Ryan W., Field Agent #23, for this awesome footage recorded at Neumos in Seattle.