RUBY: Self-titled: 7” EP

This sounded so much like another Marked Men side band I had to scramble for more info, and no, these cats appear to hail from Germany. Dark, minor chord punk with pop flourishes in all the right places. Guess the “Denton Sound” is now being Xeroxed globally, which will ultimately kill its charm. Thankfully we’re still early enough in the game that there’s still some quality left in the template, as is evidenced here. –Jimmy Alvarado (Rock Star)