6/22/2017

Ruby Force Shares "Church And State" Video With The Bluegrass Situation; Los Angles Record Release Show June 24 at Hotel Cafe

Ruby Force Shares "Church And State" Video With The Bluegrass Situation
Stream "Damn Your Love" at Buzzbands LA 
Named One Of Rolling Stone Country's “10 New Artists You Need To Know" 
Debut Album Evolutionary War Out June 23, Los Angeles Record Release Show June 24 at Hotel Cafe 
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 

 "At turns wistful, playful and, yes, forceful, Ruby Force unveils her musical diary entries with easy melodicism, comfortable stylistic shifts and palpable conviction and poise. The work of Nikki Lane, Jenny Lewis and Kacey Musgraves are touchstones here." - Buzzbands LA

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

Stream: "Damn Your Love" at Buzzbands LA or SoundCloud

Watch: "Church And State" live video at The Bluegrass Situation

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 BandcampRuby Force has announced summer shows in Los Angeles including a record release show taking place June 24 at the Hotel CafeAll upcoming dates are listed below. 

Today The Bluegrass Situation has premiered a live video of "Church And State" fromEvolutionary War. About the song, Ruby Force's Erin McLaughlin says, "This song came out of a mystically transitional phase in life when my best girlfriends and I were living in a tiny Victorian house on the literal corner of Church and State streets in Redlands, California. We were playing at the Martini Lounge on Saturday nights and singing harmonies in the church band on Sunday mornings. So, you know, the song pretty much used me to write itself."

Earlier this month, Rolling Stone Country 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 War is 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, 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
06.24 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe **RECORD RELEASE SHOW**
07.17 - Costa Mesa, CA @ Wayfarer
08.13 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo - Grand Ole Echo

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