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ALBUM REVIEW: Fight Softly by the Ruby Suns

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KATHERINE BENSON
Arts Writer

If you’re looking for a way to hold on to the lively, infectious feeling that comes and goes with the summer months, try listening to The Ruby Suns.

Their 2010 album titled Fight Softly is an undeniably addictive and sunny bit of music consisting of all the elements that make up a go-to summer soundtrack.

Having formed in 2004 in New Zealand, the three males known as The Ruby Suns know a thing or two about creating catchy psychedelic pop. There is a healthy dose of synths and amped-up bass throughout, giving the whole album a true dance party vibe that brings to mind the likes of Animal Collective and Vampire Weekend.

This is the third record from the group and the musicians’ experience really shines through. From start to finish, it’s hard not to get swept away with the beats, especially when it comes to the energetic single “Cranberry.”

All in all, Fight Softly is an album packed with songs as vibrant as the colourful cover art. If you are lucky enough to be in Montreal or Toronto later this October, keep a look out for live shows by The Ruby Suns, a band certainly worth adding to your music radar.

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