Ruby Force Named One Of Rolling Stone Country's “10 New Artists You Need To Know"; Stream New Single "Ode to Vic Chesnutt"

Ruby Force Named One Of Rolling Stone Country's “10 New Artists You Need To Know" 
Stream New Single "Ode to Vic Chesnutt"
Debut Album Evolutionary War Out June 23
photo credit: Casey Curry

"On her forthcoming debut album Evolutionary War, she paints colorful tales using a broad sonic palette, drawing from country, Americana, rock and indie pop for a sound that lands somewhere between Rilo Kiley and Nikki Lane." - Rolling Stone Country 

Stream: "Ode to Vic Chesnutt" at Rolling Stone Country or Soundcloud

Watch: "Cowboy" video at American Songwriter or YouTube

Stream: "Cowboy" at Soundcloud

Ruby Force will release her debut album Evolutionary War on June 23. The album is available to pre-order now at Bandcamp. Today Rolling Stone Country has included Ruby Force in their June Artists To Watch feature and is running an exclusive premiere of "Ode To Vic Chesnutt"from her forthcoming release. Ruby Force's Erin McLaughlin told Rolling Stone, "Evolutionary Waris sort of a collection, like a box of photos you find from a certain period of life. It strings together like a narrative essentially, about how I love. If these songs can find their way into people's hearts, not to mention playlists, I would feel like I’ve accomplished something of eternal value. It would also be wicked sweet if this record could bring something tangible back home: an audience, some discourse, that daily bread. Then I'd just do it again and again." 

Ruby Force has announced summer tour dates including a record release show taking place June 24 at the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles. All upcoming dates are listed below. 

Ruby Force, the musical brainchild of Erin McLaughlin, captures her personal journey of self-discovery...marked by a maturity and ease in tone, lyrics that elicit confidence in the midst of questions, and a flirty playfulness that will melt anyone's heart. All this - with an invitation to listen and engage in her twisted tales of life and love, lost and gained.

Evolutionary War is Ruby Force's debut ten-song record. It transports a listener through McLaughlin’s own experiences – from her upbringing in the yellow-hued fields of the Southwest, through the dank, fluoresced streets of urban metropolises, and across a myriad of international seas. Enlisting the collaboration of musical luminaries such as Elijah Thomson (Everest, Delta Spirit, Father John Misty), Richard Swift (The Black Keys, The Shins, The Archs, Foxygen), Frank Lenz (Pedro The Lion) and Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek), McLaughlin keeps good company on the sojourn as these creative partners inject a wealth of heart, brains and guts into her already soul-wrenching compositions. 

‘After the first pass through Evolutionary War, it is clear that we are witnessing only the emergence of an exciting new artist, as the songs weave through a host of familiar musical genres creating an exciting hybrid of past, present and future. If this independently produced release is any indication, the future is glittered with Ruby Force.’ - Eli Thomson

Ruby Force Tour Dates
06.15 - Wapakoneta, OH @ Route 33 Rhythm (w/ J.P. Harris)
06.16 - Maumee, OH @ The Village Idiot (w/ J.P. Harris)
06.17 - Urbana, OH @ Champaign County Rhythm and Food Festival (w/ J.P. Harris)
06.18 - Lexington, KY @ The Burl (w/ J.P. Harris)
06.24 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe **RECORD RELEASE SHOW**
07.17 - Costa Mesa, CA @ Wayfarer
08.13 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo - Grand Ole Echo