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.
…It’s Saturday night, and you’ve just begun to rise from the dead. The 70s are dead, the 80s are dead, the 90s are dead - in a matter of decades even you and I will be dead. There’s no hippie dream of Dylanesque poet utopia, no flying cars, no free power. Even the great electro-hope, the world wide web, has been reduced to a heap of social networking sites and GTA chat rooms. Welcome to the end of days. So, let’s have a dance party! It’s time to blow your wad, Johnny! The three horsemen of the party-pocalypse are galloping on the horizon! Like “the Nothing” in the Neverending Story, the Idiocracy has come back to knock out our lights. And what happens in the dark cannot be kept secret, once you take a Night Shot.