Destroyer?s Rubies is a collection of shrewd pop music that takes no prisoners and asks no pardons. Equal parts cynicism, disdain, hope and humor; self-referential, self-mocking, sagacious and coy. There is mythology here, there is history, there is heartbreak and there is triumph. Follow along as Bejar leaves his breadcrumb trail twisting through the crumbling forests and bleak landscapes of modern popular music. It?s all heady and ecstatic. Trust him, he has his reasons.
Hudson Bell's music and style, while intrinsically rooted within the traditional American music of his childhood South, traverses folk and rock in a way that bridges the gap between the country and the city. By way of acoustic and electric guitars, piano/keyboards, drums etc., the music comes off in a post-traditionaland make-and-do vein via the early-80's punk and post-punk ethos. A fiction writer and storyteller as well, Bell's tunes are intertwined with compelling and poignant lyrics that pull the listener in as if they're hearing a long lost friend.
Added by mrgn on February 24, 2006