ALBUM PREMIERE: RUBY HAUNT “BLUE HOUR”
Ruby Haunt‘s brand new Blue Hour is an album submerged in its own softness, with even the rhythm section more a suggestion than a presence. There are elements of Radiohead (when they’re really down) and Brian Eno (also when he’s feeling pretty down) and an overwhelming twilight feeling where nothing is completely dark, completely light or even completely there. That’s a sensation greatly aided by Ruby Haunt’s tiptoe piano (“Non Sense”) and the under-understated vocals (“Blue Hour” and all over) and even the opening track “Sucker,” where the drums sound like rain hitting glass and the synthesizer swells in and out like deep breaths during sleep. It’s an album made for staying up all night despite yourself, or maybe for finally sinking into a dream. Get the Blue Hour album on iTunes here, and keep up with Ruby Haunt here—they’ve got local shows at Marty’s on Newport on Halloween and at Resident on Nov. 1!