Ruby Roses
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Ruby Roses

Wayne, New Jersey, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Wayne, New Jersey, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
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"A Ruby Rose for you, a Ruby Roses for me."

Nowadays it's pretty common to come across a good hard-rock or post-grunge band. They practically pervade the rock music market because, well, after the grunge movement in the '90s, it's to be expected. Yet it's so rare to find a great indie-rock band anywhere. A group whose sound is so off the wall that it sounds completely different than anything out there. Luckily, I seem to be having luck in that area this week.
I present to you Ruby Roses, a incredible indie, alternative rock group out of Wayne, New Jersey. Comprising Evan Hooker (vocals and guitar), Aaron Mazie (vocals and guitar), Jon Bruno (guitar), Andrew Glordano (vocals and keyboards), Justin Vitetta (bass), and Brian Carlucci (vocals and drums), Ruby Roses presents a clear, crisp indie sound that sounds equally as fun-loving as 1990s' debut album Cookies, yet also as introspective as Silversun Pickups' debut, Carnavas. Hooker's, Mazie's and Bruno's guitar licks are incredible, the kind that make you want to bop your head. Sounding almost like a harken back to good old garage rock, these riffs combine with Glordano's amazing keyboard work to give the indie sound an almost techno-garage-psychadelic feel. Then underscoring it all is Vitetta's light but important bass, and Carlucci's almost John Densmore-like drumming, with Hooker's and company's vocals overhead.
From the first strums of "Good Company," I was glued to the sound. The lyrics are clever and easy to understand, also a plus among many of today's music groups. In fact, listening to "Good Company" again now, it strikes a similarity to Maroon 5's "Sunday Morning," yet without the apparent whininess that ticks me off about Maroon 5. The harmonies in the background just paint a perfect picture and it's just one of those songs that is just great. Then we move to "Changing Tides" and "Hold You on the Phone," the former of which dishes out a great Clapton-mixed-with-Hendrix-like blues guitar riff, and both with a great techno effect towards the end as Glordano goes to town on the keyboards. As for the other members, drums and bass, they just keep it moving perfectly. Perfect time signature, and great rhythm. If you like anything indie, alternative, or garage rock sounding, these guys are a must. Some people just know how to do it, and these guys certainly do.
- Adam Marx


"A Ruby Rose for you, a Ruby Roses for me."

Nowadays it's pretty common to come across a good hard-rock or post-grunge band. They practically pervade the rock music market because, well, after the grunge movement in the '90s, it's to be expected. Yet it's so rare to find a great indie-rock band anywhere. A group whose sound is so off the wall that it sounds completely different than anything out there. Luckily, I seem to be having luck in that area this week.
I present to you Ruby Roses, a incredible indie, alternative rock group out of Wayne, New Jersey. Comprising Evan Hooker (vocals and guitar), Aaron Mazie (vocals and guitar), Jon Bruno (guitar), Andrew Glordano (vocals and keyboards), Justin Vitetta (bass), and Brian Carlucci (vocals and drums), Ruby Roses presents a clear, crisp indie sound that sounds equally as fun-loving as 1990s' debut album Cookies, yet also as introspective as Silversun Pickups' debut, Carnavas. Hooker's, Mazie's and Bruno's guitar licks are incredible, the kind that make you want to bop your head. Sounding almost like a harken back to good old garage rock, these riffs combine with Glordano's amazing keyboard work to give the indie sound an almost techno-garage-psychadelic feel. Then underscoring it all is Vitetta's light but important bass, and Carlucci's almost John Densmore-like drumming, with Hooker's and company's vocals overhead.
From the first strums of "Good Company," I was glued to the sound. The lyrics are clever and easy to understand, also a plus among many of today's music groups. In fact, listening to "Good Company" again now, it strikes a similarity to Maroon 5's "Sunday Morning," yet without the apparent whininess that ticks me off about Maroon 5. The harmonies in the background just paint a perfect picture and it's just one of those songs that is just great. Then we move to "Changing Tides" and "Hold You on the Phone," the former of which dishes out a great Clapton-mixed-with-Hendrix-like blues guitar riff, and both with a great techno effect towards the end as Glordano goes to town on the keyboards. As for the other members, drums and bass, they just keep it moving perfectly. Perfect time signature, and great rhythm. If you like anything indie, alternative, or garage rock sounding, these guys are a must. Some people just know how to do it, and these guys certainly do.
- Adam Marx


"Artist Spotlight: Ruby Roses"

With all of the Indie and Alternative news focusing mainly on signed artists, it's good to step back sometimes and really appreciate the talent that is really right in front of us. That's why today I wanted to talk about the indie rockers The Ruby Roses from Wayne, New Jersey. The band consists of Evan Hooker on Vocals and Guitar, Aaron Mazie on Vocals and Guitar, Jon Bruno on Guitar, Andrew Giordano on Vocals and Keyboard, Justin Vietta on Bass, and Brian Carlucci on Vocals and Drums. What makes this band stand out for me? It is their clean and crisp sound. Unlike many bands who rely on technology and synths to perfect their music, this band lets their love-driven lyrics and their well thought out / layered guitar riffs do the talking. In other words, if you were to take the lyrical talent from The Kooks, and mix it with the highly talented and well-placed instrumentation from Broken Social Scene, you would have these guys.


That being said, the band has released a single off their new album called "When She Goes Away." Lead Singer Evan Hooker weaves an enchanted story in his melodic and soothing voice about coping with life without the one he loves. With an emphasis on pure and simple, coupled with engaging and nicely placed guitar riffs, the musical result is upbeat and ready to move. Although it is sometimes difficult to separate and analyze the parts from the whole, the key point to this song for me was the Keyboard done by Andrew Giordano. His keys were really the cement holding the structure together, and the band perfectly complemented the build up of the keyboard, which dramatically enhanced the song. With many bands lacking the creative ability to understand how the secondary instruments can play off the primary, it was good to hear a band execute that task smoothly and professionally—and with such a pleasant result! - Ben Magro


"Artist Spotlight: Ruby Roses"

With all of the Indie and Alternative news focusing mainly on signed artists, it's good to step back sometimes and really appreciate the talent that is really right in front of us. That's why today I wanted to talk about the indie rockers The Ruby Roses from Wayne, New Jersey. The band consists of Evan Hooker on Vocals and Guitar, Aaron Mazie on Vocals and Guitar, Jon Bruno on Guitar, Andrew Giordano on Vocals and Keyboard, Justin Vietta on Bass, and Brian Carlucci on Vocals and Drums. What makes this band stand out for me? It is their clean and crisp sound. Unlike many bands who rely on technology and synths to perfect their music, this band lets their love-driven lyrics and their well thought out / layered guitar riffs do the talking. In other words, if you were to take the lyrical talent from The Kooks, and mix it with the highly talented and well-placed instrumentation from Broken Social Scene, you would have these guys.


That being said, the band has released a single off their new album called "When She Goes Away." Lead Singer Evan Hooker weaves an enchanted story in his melodic and soothing voice about coping with life without the one he loves. With an emphasis on pure and simple, coupled with engaging and nicely placed guitar riffs, the musical result is upbeat and ready to move. Although it is sometimes difficult to separate and analyze the parts from the whole, the key point to this song for me was the Keyboard done by Andrew Giordano. His keys were really the cement holding the structure together, and the band perfectly complemented the build up of the keyboard, which dramatically enhanced the song. With many bands lacking the creative ability to understand how the secondary instruments can play off the primary, it was good to hear a band execute that task smoothly and professionally—and with such a pleasant result! - Ben Magro


"Ruby Roses: Soundcheck"

Hailing from New Jersey, Ruby Roses have created a blusey/oldies sound that is different from anything that has graced our speakers in a long time. Through the use of vocal harmonizing, an electric organ, and a guitar fresh out of a blues bar, Ruby Roses have found a sound that is uniquely thier own - Rocksposure.com


"Ruby Roses: Soundcheck"

Hailing from New Jersey, Ruby Roses have created a blusey/oldies sound that is different from anything that has graced our speakers in a long time. Through the use of vocal harmonizing, an electric organ, and a guitar fresh out of a blues bar, Ruby Roses have found a sound that is uniquely thier own - Rocksposure.com


Discography

Good Company EP - August 2009
Ruby Roses EP - Summer 2010
Catch A Dream - September 2011
Under the Sunlight EP - 2013

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Along with the name change to Ruby Roses (formerly The Waves) in 2009, the year also brought with it notable stylistic, sonic and even member changes for the refined North Jersey band. Included in these changes was their independent first release: "Good Company EP." So far in 2010, the band has released a self-titled EP and are currently playing shows and working in hopes to get into the studio to complete their first full length album; one that is dedicated to delivering more of the type of unique and memorable songs that their fans have come to love.