Closet Astrologer
Remember

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The Ruby Suns

We have been tracing The Ruby Suns for a while, more precisely since their Vienna date together with The Dodos in 2008. Both bands wanted to do something together then, but both bands were too exhausted and sick from a long tour on that day (it was the last date before going home) to actually make it happen. Whereas we caught The Dodos in Berlin last summer, we had to wait until late May this year for another meet-up with the New Zealanders The Ruby Suns, who had just released a truly fantastic album called „Fight Softly“. Singer Ryan is suffering from a cold, so we try to keep things short and go for an after-show session, just a few footsteps away from the Flex venue at the Donaukanal. Two acoustic guitars and a piece of wall for drummer Alistair (still in post-show high spirits and elaborately talking about gallons, litres and the superiority of the metric system), that’s the set-up for their performance of „Closet Astrologer“ and „Remember“. It couldn’t be more different from their stage set-up and sound, but these versions let the songs unfold a special, fragile beauty. A session worth waiting for!

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  • Posted: August 8, 2010
  • Camera: Michael Luger
  • Sound Recording: Matthias Leihs
  • Post-Production: Simon Brugner
  • Photography: Simon Brugner