For their first North American release, NorCal/SoCal band RubiesÂ (featuring Simone Rubi and Terri Loewenthal of Call and Response) have blended a folksy singer-songwriter vibe with synthy dance-pop. Â While that blend would evoke Jewel and Janis Ian jamming on a Moog for some, Explode from the Center is quite the opposite. Â Chock full of well-structured, toe-tapping pop songs, Explode from the Center sounds similar to Feist exploring disco. Â Signature tracks such as “I Feel Electric” and “Diamonds on Fire” are truly infectious and guaranteed to grace any indie-dance fan’s summer playlist.Â
Rubies will be celebrating the US release of their album with a dance party at the Rickshaw Stop this Thursday. Â Indie folk artistÂ Little Wings and local disco-electro group Windsurf will be supporting. $10, 8pm, 18+.