The Ruby Suns - Sea Lion

Sea Lion

The Ruby Suns

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
CD Album 10 tracks £5.00
Download Album (mp3) 10 tracks £5.00
Download Album (aac) 10 tracks £5.00
Download individual tracks   from £0.79

Description

The Ruby Suns - Sea Lion

The New Album From The Ruby Suns

Reviews

"my own tip to make strange new waves in 2008 is New Zealand trio The Ruby Suns, who in March follow up the ambitious Brian Wilson-esque pop of their 2006 debut album with Sea Lion, an even more ear-boggling collection of blissful pop heavily influenced by African and Polynesian music" Andy Gill, The Independent

Strange things are happening in New Zealand and beyond...Brainchild of Ryan McPhun, a 24 year old Californian
ex-pat in Auckland, The Ruby Suns key into their (adopted) homeland's indie psychedelic pop tradition, which seemed to peter out after Flying Nun heroes such as The Chills and 3D bit the dust. If the trio's 2005 debut was little overly Beach Boys-focused Sea Lion is its own beast. Here, McPhun introduces World styling's apparently absorbed
whilst globetrotting: Oh, Mojave revamps the acoustic-rattling Tropicalia of Os Mutantes's A Minha Menina, while Tane Mahuta Afro-clashes Ladysmith Black Mambazo's soul elevating
choral splendour with the Bhundu Boys' ring-a-tingling guitars. Elsewhere, Ryan's predilection for Wilsonesque harmonies, glockenspiel, etc erupts into twinkly-fairytale pop that's bold and forward-looking in equal measure. This ones a real brain-buster.

Andrew Perry **** Mojo Feb '08

From Auckland via the Masai Mara, the Suns continue their infatuation with Brian Wilson and world music. The plan was to make an LP devoted to sounds from Africa and Polynesia (the most immediately arresting tracks, Oh Mojave and Tane Mahuta, the latter sung in Maori), but as the band's Ryan McPhun was steeped in West Coast lore while growing up in California he can hardly be blamed for trying to turn it into the Beach Boys' Smile. And when he mixes up Bowie's Heroes, Phil Spector, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole and Pale Saints, as on Adventure Tour and Kenya Dig It?, the results verge on the spiritual. Buy now, soak in the vibrations at sunrise every morning from June to August.

David Hutcheon **** The Times

Time Out **** “there’s method in this glorious madness”

NME 7/10 “A strange, lovely trip”

Boys Toys **** “An enjoyable, inventive record”

The Independent **** “swooning, varied and fascinating”

Word "The Flaming Lips reborn as benevolent game wardens... could be a surprise hit."

Daily Mirror **** “The gentle whisper of sea on shore. Nice”

Bearded “A band coming to terms with it’s identity in the most glorious way imaginable”

Tracklisting

CD Album (MI0110CD)
  1. The Ruby Suns - Blue Penguin
  2. The Ruby Suns - Oh, Mojave
  3. The Ruby Suns - Tane Mahuta
  4. The Ruby Suns - There Are Birds
  5. The Ruby Suns - It's Mwangi In Front Of Me
  6. The Ruby Suns - Remember
  7. The Ruby Suns - Ole Rinka
  8. The Ruby Suns - Adventure Tour
  9. The Ruby Suns - Kenya Dig It?
  10. The Ruby Suns - Morning Sun
Download Album (MI0110CD)
  1. The Ruby Suns - Blue Penguin
  2. The Ruby Suns - Oh, Mojave
  3. The Ruby Suns - Tane Mahuta
  4. The Ruby Suns - There Are Birds
  5. The Ruby Suns - It's Mwangi In Front Of Me
  6. The Ruby Suns - Remember
  7. The Ruby Suns - Ole Rinka
  8. The Ruby Suns - Adventure Tour
  9. The Ruby Suns - Kenya Dig It?
  10. The Ruby Suns - Morning Sun

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Blue Penguin 5m 0s £0.79
2 Oh, Mojave 2m 31s £0.79
3 Tane Mahuta 2m 57s £0.79
4 There Are Birds 4m 12s £0.79
5 It's Mwangi In Front Of Me 3m 36s £0.79
6 Remember 4m 32s £0.79
7 Ole Rinka 4m 19s £0.79
8 Adventure Tour 3m 51s £0.79
9 Kenya Dig It? 4m 17s £0.79
10 Morning Sun 6m 26s £0.79
Entire MP3 Download Album (10 tracks) £5.00
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

aac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Blue Penguin 5m 0s £0.79
2 Oh, Mojave 2m 31s £0.79
3 Tane Mahuta 2m 57s £0.79
4 There Are Birds 4m 12s £0.79
5 It's Mwangi In Front Of Me 3m 36s £0.79
6 Remember 4m 32s £0.79
7 Ole Rinka 4m 19s £0.79
8 Adventure Tour 3m 51s £0.79
9 Kenya Dig It? 4m 17s £0.79
10 Morning Sun 6m 26s £0.79
Entire AAC Download Album (10 tracks) £5.00
AAC format technical details:
These aac tracks have been encoded with the iTunes encoder at 192kbps, a higher quality than on offer from the iTunes music store. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the aacs.