Thursday, March 27, 2014

Modest Life - RÜFÜS / RÜFÜS DU SOL

Song: Modest Life
Album: Atlas

Friend and reader Melanie introduces us to quite a promising trio coming out of Sydney, Australia, though there is a bit of confusion/mystery...

RÜFÜS DU SOL have recently released a four-track EP Desert Night which Melanie pointed me to, featuring the title track, another called "Modest Life" and one remix of each.  Both songs are really amazing so I wanted to know more...

It turns out RÜFÜS DU SOL actually started about four years ago and when by simply RÜFÜS.  They've released a couple EP's and remixes and last year put out their debut album Atlas in Australia and New Zealand in August.  The album has spawned three singles, and even went to no. 1 Down Under.  Atlas happens to contain both "Desert Night" (which was the first single) and "Modest Life," (which wasn't one of the three singles but is my favorite.)

The band is now touring under RÜFÜS DU SOL, and released Desert Night EP earlier this year.  I can only assume that they will release Atlas under the new name world-wide, and have done so because doing an internet search for "rufus" doesn't bring you to the band.  I don't know.

Regardless of this name kerfluffle... RÜFÜS / RÜFÜS DU SOL are really amazing and should be checked out.  I've put together a Spotify Playlist that combines the early RÜFÜS EP's as well as the two killer tracks under RÜFÜS DU SOL.  Atlas isn't on Spotify yet, most likely because it hasn't been released world-wide, but I got a copy and it's a great record.


Modest Life
Desert Life

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