"The Uncanny" by Ruby Rae
Brooklyn based Ruby Rae writes and performs music that defies easy categorization: a catalogue of influences would include Wanda Jackson, Mazzy Star, Stone Roses, and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Both vibrant and dark, simultaneously catchy and psychological, the sound is cinematic and complex - drawing on diverse sources that include folklore, mythology, horror films, and autobiography.
For many years her band leased a practice studio space in the Gowanus on 15th street and 2nd avenue, where some of "The Outskirts," & "Night of the Psychopomp" was written and recorded. No doubt the storied neighborhood had an influence on their music and creative process.
“The Uncanny” was written during her residency at the Akumal International Art Residency in Mexico (2015). The songs create a journey inspired by personal transformation, Mayan legends, tropical + desert landscapes, hiraeth and nostalgia, and film noir. Cover art by Katherine Hardy.
Find out more at www.rubyraemusic.com.