Southern California’s beloved revitalized rockers RX Bandits return today with another Crave-exclusive performance of a track off their first album in five years, Gemini, Her Majesty, out July 22nd via Mash Down Babylon/INGrooves. Their run as CraveOnline’s Band of The Month kicked off last week with a blistering performance of new song “1995,” and continues today with the gorgeous “Ruby Cumulous” – the first song on Gemini.
After reuniting last year for a covers EP and ten year anniversary tour for their Resignation album, the time-shifting, genre-splicing collective found a new kinetic passion for their sound nearly two decades in. The follow-up to 2009′s masterpiece Mandala was produced by Jason Cupp (Maps & Atlases, The Elected) at Prairie Sun Recording Studios in Sonoma County, CA, and holds every ounce of promise and power that its celebrated predecessor did.
Check out an exclusive performance of “Ruby Cumulous” featuring a reggae throb, incredible drum work by Christopher Tsagakis and utterly dizzying fretwork. We’re enormously proud to bring you another taste of Gemini, Her Majesty through RXB’s Band of The Month performance – “Ruby Cumulous,” exclusively on Crave:
Gemini, Her Majesty was fueled by a successful fundraising campaign on PledgeMusic, crushing RXB’s original goal and illustrating an overwhelming enthusiasm for the return of RXB’s kaleidoscopic hybridization of reggae, ska, prog-rock and beyond.
Pre-order Gemini, Her Majesty at the official RXB website, and keep up with the guys on Facebook and Twitter. If “1995” and “Ruby Cumulous” kicked your ass the way they did ours, get ready to catch a whole lot more RXB goodness on tour as they play through the U.S. between July and August (dates below).
Previous Band of The Month Performances: