THE RUBENS’ NEW ALBUM LO LA RU OUT NOW TO CRITICAL PRAISE

COLLABORATES WITH RUN THE JEWELS PRODUCTION TEAM AND SARAH AARONS

TOURING WITH PINK THIS SUMMER

LO LA RU, the highly anticipated album from acclaimed Australian band The Rubens is out now. The album features collaborations with Run The Jewels production team and Grammy nominated artist Sarah Aarons (Zedd, Lykke Li and Jessie Ware). Listen to LO LA RU here: http://smarturl.it/lolaru

The new music continues to receive widespread critical praise and is currently “triple j’s feature album of the week”:

“It’s no understatement to say that 2018 is bound to be a massive year for The Rubens.” –Ones To Watch

“[They] have since continued to refine their songwriting and sound as they push more and more into R&B territory.” –stelist.fm

“The Rubens...continue to conquer the music scene in Europe and the United States.” –COOLS

“There is an air of confidence among them that helps lift their situation no matter where they roam.” –Infectious Magazine

“[‘Never Ever’ is a] scurrying yet tender track.” –Variance

“The band has a pop-perfect combination of talent both on stage and off and stand poised to take over the U.S. airwaves this summer with their vibrantly catchy indie-rock.” –DMNDR

“The Rubens continue to captivate with their bluesy rock, anchored by R&B-inflected beats and a blend of soul and grit.”
–Pancakes and Whiskey

The story of the LO LA RU began at the 2013 Laneway Music Festival, where The Rubens befriended New York City rapper EL-P and his band, which included his Run The Jewels producers/collaborators, brothers Wilder Zoby and Lil’ Shalimar (aka Torbitt Schwartz). In 2017, this friendship turned into a musical collaboration when both producers flew to the band’s newly created recording studio, housed in a World War II communications bunker in the outskirts of Camden in Sydney’s deep South West. It was here that LO LA RU came to life.

The album represents a fully realized sound that picks up on the R&B and hip-hop influences that were hinted at on songs like “Hoops” and “Bitter End,” bringing those stylistic references to the fore, without losing any of it’s soulful warmth.

Additionally, you can watch the band’s official music video for their track “Never Ever” featuring Aarons here: https://bit.ly/2Ig4QnS

In support of the release, the band confirms an extensive forty-date arena tour with PINK in Australia and New Zealand. These shows follow the band’s “Million Man” global tour, which included a run of sold-out dates in Wellington, Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Vancouver, New York City, Toronto and London. See below for complete tour details.

The Rubens is a five-piece alternative rock band originally from Menangle, New South Wales. The band comprises the three Margin brothers, Elliott, Zaac and Sam as well as friends Scott Baldwin and William Zeglis. The bands 2016 sophomore album, Hoops, is now certified ARIA Gold while their title track is now ARIA Certified Platinum and was awarded #1 on Triple J Hottest 100 Chart. The band has also opened for several major acts including Bruce Springsteen, The Black Keys and Grouplove.

For more information, please contact Cami Opere, Louis D’Adamio or Carla Sacksat Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

 

LO LA RU TRACKLIST
1. Million Man
2. Go On
3. I know
4. Never Ever
5. Freakout
6. God Forget
7. Woman Oh Woman
8. Casper
9. So So
10. Mary
11. Teeth
12. All My Dollars