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Ula Ruth

NYC melodic rockers Ula Ruth release 'Fever' EP

The marching bass guitar and drum pattern driving Ula Ruth’s lead track “Misery” from their latest EP “Fever” shares a bond with The Pretenders' “Mystery Achievement,”  reaching that delicate balance between media friendly sound quality and the edginess found in the best rock songs. A big defined hooky chorus reveals an existential dread with the lyrics “Misery you always follow me. Every open door I see your face.” After spending the better part of a year working on their latest effort at Tarquin Studios (Interpol, The National, Local Natives), the band emerged today with their third EP 'Fever', which was released on May 24th through a performance at Rough Trade. Combining new song ideas with savvy recording studio personnel facilitated their evolution from punk rock’s rawness to a more widely accessible sound. Stand by for upcoming shows. - Dave Cromwell


Alt Rockers Ula Ruth play Rockwood on 04.19

Connecticut/NYC-based Ula Ruth have the makings of a classic Heartland brand of rock n' roll, equally parts comforting and always in style, like that old pair of jeans you just pulled out of your closet to wear again this Spring. Merging alt-country with a penchant for large rock anthems, the quartet has just released their sophomore record 'Restless Nights,' revealing a larger sound to jump around to on stage (and plenty of room for frontman Nicholas James to stretch his pipes), while still keeping things rough around the edges.

See the video for Let Down below, and discover how to bake shitty tasting steaks and very messy (and possibly poisonous) cupcakes. Then catch them live when they play Rockwood Music Hall at 10pm Sat, April 19th. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)


Exclusive Premiere: Ula Ruth - "Shake It Off"

Hear it here first: Connecticut-based Ula Ruth has just released the track “Shake It Off” in advance of its upcoming EP Restless Nights, set for release on January 14. The EP has already delighted critics at the Celebrity Café and Rust Magazine, and “Shake It Off” doesn’t disappoint. With a bass line crafted for blasting through a car stereo and a growl that can compete with alternative rock’s best vocalists, the song has what it takes to dominate rock radio. Check out “Shake It Off” below and, if you’re up for a road trip, stop by Ula Ruth’s record release show at the Mercury Lounge in New York City on release day. – Jake Reed


Deli Best of New England 2012 - Submission Results!

The results are in from the Open Submissions stage for our New England Year End Poll for Emerging Artists. All of the submissions were ranked by Deli Editors from other scenes and the list of acts that have advanced to our Readers’/Fans’ Poll phase are below. We will also be releasing the list of nominees chosen by our local "scene expert" jurors very soon. 

We would like to thank all of the talented artists who submitted. It was our largest Open Submissions pool yet, and certainly a testament to how many rad acts we have in New England.
Total submissions from New England: 103
Qualified to the final phase of the Best of New England Poll:
1. Ghost Box Orchestra - 8.33 (Out of 10)
1. Bella's Bartok - 8.33
1. You Won't - 8.33
4. Young Blake - 8.16
5. Gnarlemagne - 8
7. Ula Ruth - 7.83
7. OldJack - 7.83
9. Bear Language - 7.66
9. Jay Psaros - 7.66
9. Jeff Beam - 7.66

Honorable Mentions (above 7): 
That Noble Fury (Alt Rock), Darlingside (Indie Pop), Bryan Laurier & The Lost Acres (Alt Country), Fatal Film (Garage Punk), Gang of Thieves (Funk), Hey Ice Machine (Blues Rock), Theodore Treehouse (Indie Rock), Plumerai (Alt Rock), SUNRAM (Psych-Rock), We Are Oceans (Noise Rock), The Doctors Fox (Experimental Pop Rock), Strange Changes (Experimental Jazz Rock), Closer Than We Appear (Indie Rock), High Pop (Lo-fi Garage Pop), I Was Awake (Prog-Rock), Jet Black Sunrise (Pop-Rock), Joe Young (Singer/Songwriter), Lowman (Blues Rock), Mission Zero (Electro-Pop), ONSLO (Prog-Rock), Robert Gillies (Singer/Songwriter), Sarah Blacker (Singer/Songwriter), Something About Horses (Avant-Rock), WAVES CRASHING ON FACE (Indie Rock).

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