Laying it down

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

Introducing southern style blues- rock from Menangle, Australia, The Rubens released their self-titled album that came in at number one on the iTunes chart. Their first single, “Lay it down” found its way to 57th on Triple J’s 2011 Hottest 100 chart. The four piece band is made up of three brothers and a close childhood friend.  This soul soothing track allowed the band to rise to astronomical fame across Australia in a ridiculously short amount of time. With classic guitar grunge cords and a mellow baseline, it’s only evident that this track, along with the rest of their album, has recently caught the ears of award winning US rock band: The Black Keys. In Nov. 2012, the Aussie band was the supporting act of The Black Keys in their New Zealand tour. Although the band has only been together for a little over a year, the fame has already been recognized by lead vocalist Sam Margin. “The kinds of girls that go after me have the wrong intentions,” Margin told smh.com, “yeah, they’re really hot, but I have to remember it’s because I’m in this band, not because of who I am.” Touring in Australia, most parts of Europe and New York from early February to March of 2013, the group is excited to begin performing.