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Thursday, Dec 12 2013 | 00:34
Image: 1585080 Debut album from the only act signed to Stones Throw on the strength of an unsolicited demo.

“He has a knack for etching out songs memorable on their own merits… When he sings, it comes off as not just sincere but tender, too.” – The Village Voice

Vex Ruffin makes hypnotic and minimal electro-punk music that summons the spirit of early proto-punk pioneers like Suicide, combined with the electro disco of label mate James Pants. Drawing on new wave, ‘60s psychedelia, proto-techno and rock ‘n’ roll, Vex Ruffin produces tracks that are simple in construction, but dense with attitude. Though he includes Cabaret Voltaire and Throbbing Gristle as influences, Vex Ruffin also uses a sampler in his songwriting, a purchase inspired by his Stones Throw label-mate Madlib.

Vex Ruffin, his debut album, is preceded by the No Escape EP, offered as a free download on the Stones Throw website. He has also released two other EPs for the label, as well as a split 7” single with his label-mate James Pants. ‘Take It’, from the No Escape EP, has been featured on the hit HBO television series Girls .

Vex Ruffin is due out on Stones Throw, the cult independent label whose recent successes include releases from Anika, Quakers, Quasimoto, Mayer Hawthorne and Karriem Riggins.

Available from 22.11.2013
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