Ruleta Rusa: Euro Tour 12"

Trabuc Records


Right on time for their european tour (dates below) we got the new 12” from this San Francisco band with ex - Born/Dead and Peligro Social. 7 tracks or rock’n’roll infested hardcorepunk , with some tracks faster than others, catchy mid tempo jams and rocking licks here and there to mess your hair up. 4 new tracks plus 3 previously released as a limited-to-50 lathe cut for Manic Relapse Fest.

Our take: 7-song 12" released to coincide with Ruleta Rusa's recent European tour. I'm not sure if this is an advance version or if it just has minimal packaging, but it has a fold-over cover, a stickered DJ sleeve and hand-stamped labels... it's quite a nice package all together. Musically, these songs see a bit of a progression from their their debut 12" on Sorry State, and I have to say I really like this direction! The songs are a little less rock and roll-y, with less (though still some) lead guitar and a fuller, rougher sound that feels a little more hardcore than the rock and roll-infused punk of No Aqui És. Needless to say existing fans won't be disappointed by this new material at all (god knows I'm not), and most will find these subtle but noticeable refinements in the band's sound an interesting new wrinkle. Oh, and these are limited to 500 and I only have a handful, so don't sleep!
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