Ruby Bullet

Ruby Bullet

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Surrealist experimental rock: edgy, progressive, melodic, intelligent, groundbreaking music from the female-led NYC duo.

Biography

Many bands make it their mission to break the rules but few accomplish it as seamlessly as experimental rock outfit Ruby Bullet.

The NYC duo of Sterne and Vassil is organic, edgy and mechanical, concocting a timeless mix of eclectic, progressive art rock that is part bedlam, part beauty. Fluctuating time signatures intertwine with compelling melodies and culminate in an unpretentious and groundbreaking “trompe l'oreille” writing style. They are inarguably unique and impossible to pin down, drawing genre spanning comparisons to (among others) Porcupine Tree, Kate Bush, The Mars Volta, Tool, King Crimson, Fugazi, Bjork and Rush.

With a host of talents the unconventional pair exists as a unit nearly unto itself: songwriter Sterne tracks bass, guitars and vocals while drummer/engineer Vassil records it all in his Mix Magazine profiled Gain Studios. At one time their live performances featured Sterne on guitar and vocals while playing basslines via foot pedals. They are currently joined on guitar by French phenom Aurelien Budynek (Cindy Blackman).

“The music is complex on paper but [Vassil and I] actually feel those odd times - which is why it sounds natural,” explains Sterne, who has been recording and performing with Vassil in various incarnations since 2000. They are classically trained, vendor endorsed “player’s players”
who also have a keen understanding of the importance of songwriting and melody – not a common equation in the rock landscape. Individually they have shared the stage and studio with acts such as Bill Laswell, Diddy and Bumblefoot.

Ruby Bullet recorded their follow-up EP Splitting Heirs at Gain Studios and released it independently in 2009 through their label Victorious Pirate. Within the five intelligently rebellious tracks the duo connects jazzy art rock, melodic post-punk and progressive metal. Most recently, the track “Tell On You” was a featured transcription in Drumhead Magazine. Their critically acclaimed independent debut Nothing Left to
Bleed On was released in 2007.

Both albums have received numerous podcasts and internet radio plays, including: Reaching for Lucidity, Awful Snacks, Eleventh Hour/Sun 103.1/99.5 FM, Expression Radio, BoxxOnline Heavy Metal Show, Bite Size Bonus, Before the Dawn, X-Pat Radio, Nette Radio, iRADIO LA, Sundown Lounge and theBEAT. The band can be found performing in and around New York City and is currently working on their third album.

Lyrics

Fall

Written By: Ruby Bullet

I sold my soul to get through
I did it all in spite of you
I wanted more than I had
Even the score in my head
And I’m not sorry

Don’t follow me as I fall from your graces
Mistake a sinner for a sign as I come down
Can’t you see I’m almost out of time
This decision was mine

I sink and seek the bottom
Your heart is weak – you won’t come
Who’ll be the one to find me
I’ll put this all behind me
And I’m not sorry

Don’t follow me as I fall from your graces
Mistake a sinner for a sign as I come down
Can’t you see I’m almost out of time
This decision was mine

I wait to wake can you hear me
I wait to wake can you heal me

Don’t follow me as I fall from your graces
Mistake a sinner for a sign as I come down
Can’t you see I’m almost out of time
This decision was mine

Machine

Written By: Suzanne Sterne

You're just so clean just like a machine
You speak of ghosts that you've never been
If you're the most I am in between

Sounds make hearts break and
I'm yours in reverse
Sounds make hearts break
Knowing it gets worse

It's all gone sour
I can't break out and
You were the parasite
I've always had to fight and
You were just a machine and
You were just a machine

Two

Written By: Suzanne Sterne

Your black eyes
No match for my
Broken heart
So why am I
Falling apart

Strange angel
So predictable
Pain is an art
You're so masterful
A poison dart
Right from the start
Falling apart
Can't stay
Away
Too long

(chorus):
Let it go I'm convincible
If there's time enough time
And you know unconditionally
You're mine you're all mine
Let it go convince me now
If there's time there's only time

Hand to mouth
Soul on sleeve
I confess
I couldn't leave
I'm sick to death

Strange angel
What's mine is mine
You know the rest
Is a fucking crime
With every breath
I'm sick to death
Can't stay
Away
Too long

(chorus)

Look what you've
Done now

Strange angel
You can't lose me
Where you go
That's where I'll be
Strange Angel
I commend you
And I'll love you
Until I end you

Discography

Splitting Heirs, 2009

Nothing Left to Bleed On, 2007

Selected radio and podcast plays:

Reaching for Lucidity, Awful Snacks, Eleventh Hour/Sun 103.1/99.5 FM, Expression Radio, BoxxOnline Heavy Metal Show, Bite Size Bonus, Before the Dawn, X-Pat Radio, Nette Radio, iRADIO LA, Sundown Lounge, theBEAT

Set List

Set contains up to 45 minutes of original material; cover songs; general debauchery.