Published Oct 29, 2009Despite summer being long gone, there's some good news to report concerning the Ruby Suns. On March 2, the New Zealand outfit are slated to release their third full-length, Fight Softly, via Sub Pop.
In a recent interview with Pitchfork, front-man Ryan McPhun discussed the new album, promising that it would feature more synths and processed beats than previous recordings. Unlike the sunny Afro-pop and Tropicália styling of the group's last album, 2008's Sea Lion, McPhun also said that the new album has less easily discernible influences and darker themes.
Although there is still plenty of positivity (including a song about a pit bull named Mingus), McPhun admitted that "Half of the songs are just me bitching and moaning." Subjects of McPhun's discontent include a renovator who tried to kick the songwriter out of his practice space and a label representative who "seemed like a douche bag."
No tracklisting has been revealed yet, nor is there any cover art, but the band are in the process of wrapping up their North American tour. You can check the remaining dates here.