Ruby Isle covers Appetite for Destruction for 2010 release, performs project at SXSW!
“Who’s got time for subtlety when there’s dancing to be done?” – Pitchfork
Electro cover machine Ruby Isle has announced that they are unveiling their latest cover project in early 2010. The â€œparty band of the apocalypseâ€, known best for dance floor versions of Animal Collective, Decemberists and Bon Iver, has been re-recording Guns Nâ€™ Rosesâ€™ 1988 LP Appetite for Destruction. The project is nearing completion and the band will debut their take on GNR at SXSW 2010.
What started as a straightforward electronic adaptation of GNRâ€™s debut slowly evolved into a spaced-out experiment incorporating both live and electronic instrumentation. Ruby Isle vocalist Mark Mallman commented, â€œIn the beginning of recording everything just seemed too obvious. We decided to go into the studio and bring in musicians with diverse musical backgrounds to make this thing a little more interesting.â€ The extended sound palette includes a jazz quartet, French female vocals, live strings and a guest appearance from Har Mar Superstar on â€œSweet Child Oâ€™ Mine.â€
While the sonic direction of the LP is a huge departure for the electro-arena rock leaning trio; the members of Ruby Isle all agree that Appetite for Destruction was an easy choice as they were all very familiar with it from spending their formative years in bowling alleys of the Midwest. Says Ruby Isleâ€™s Dan Geller, â€œIt is my older brothersâ€™ favorite LP of all time, when he hears what we did to it, he is probably going to kill me.â€ Danâ€™s brother Kevin was unavailable for comment.
Ruby Isle will debut their new project live at SXSW 2010 and the LP will follow later this year.
Ruby Isle SXSW 2010 â€“ Guns Nâ€™ Roses Appetite for Destruction Sets
03/17/10 – Lambertâ€™s – Green Room Music Source Official SXSW Showcase – 7:00PM
03/20/10 – The Side Bar – The 40 Watt SXSW Day Party – 6:00PM
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