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Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

CONTEST – Ruby Coast @ Sneaky Dee's – November 7, 2008

Photo By Frank YangFrank YangThis trend of released expanded and remastered versions of just-released records has got to stop. Newmarket moppets Ruby Coast just released their debut EP of peppy, Clap Your Hands Say Tokyo Police Club-ish indie pop earlier this Spring and already, they’re giving it a spit and polish and putting it out again, but with a name this time – Projectable Collections – and just in time for holiday gift giving…

Actually, the official line is that the original release was a rush job in order to get something out there, and this release is the “proper” debut, given the proper love and attention they’d always intended. Indeed, it’s a tighter and punchier record – the fact that it’s four of the five songs from the original reappear here in re-recorded form makes comparing the two records easy. And even if you’re one of those who has one of the now sold-out first run (and enjoys it), the presence of two new songs on the new edition ensures that you’ll want the new one. Who says that indie bands can’t learn a thing or two about marketing from the majors?

And with a CD release comes CD release shows, and Ruby Coast have one of those coming up – this Saturday Friday night, November 7, at Sneaky Dee’s and courtesy of the band, I’ve got a pair of passes to give away to said show. If you want, email me at contests AT chromewaves.net with “I want to travel to the Ruby Coast” in the subject line and your full name in the body. Contest closes at midnight, November 5.

And the MP3 below comes from the original EP, the video comes from the new one. But both songs appear on both. Got it? No? Okay.

MP3: Ruby Coast – “Brittle Bones”
Video: Ruby Coast – “Neighbourhood”

By : Frank Yang at 10:37 am
Category: Contests

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  1. Lauren says:

    Hey Frank,

    The show is on FRIDAY the 7th, not Saturday. ; )