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STREAM:  Vex Ruffin


Stones Throw met Vex a couple years ago when he sent PB Wolf an insane demo tape. He’s released a few EPs: Crash Course vinyl, Same Thing Tomorrow cassette, two free on the web – Eulogy and No Escape – as well as a single with James Pants under the name Krista.
Last weekend Stones Throw had an impromptu album premiere & listening party in  the best venue Los Angeles has to offer: A grimy alleyway next to a  liquor store. We set up a turntable, a couple speakers, and gave away a  box of hand-printed copies of the album.  Thanks to Jessica Rew for the pictures, and thanks to everyone who  showed up.  Next time, we promise to give you more than 4 hours notice. Stream the album and check out pics from the listening party here.

Who is Vex Ruffin:

He’s a Filipino-American solo artist who is from Chino Hills, a suburb that borders 3 colossal Southern Californian counties. His hometown is a bizarre fusion of suburban monotony intertwined with a widely dissimilar hodgepodge of communities. This communal paradox is reflected in his music as he straddles a range of genres but never fully pledges himself to just one musical identity.
11/15 Metz – Musique Volantes
11/18 Saarbrücken – Kitu Klub
11/20 Berlin – Gretchen
11/21 Dresden – Altes Wettburo
11/22 Prague – Pilot
11/23 Vienna – Venster 99
11/24 Ferrara – Zuni
11/25 Milano – Gatto
11/27 Frankfurt – Office Du Pain
11/28 Cologne – Stecken
11/29 Tournai – Water Moulin
11/30 Utrecht – Le Guess Who? festival
12/01 Kortrijk – Sonic City Festival
12/03 Tilburg – O13
12/05 London – Plastic People
12/06 Cardiff – Clwb For Ibach
12/07 Glasgow – Nice and Sleazy’s
12/09 Paris – Point Ephemere Tickets
12/10 Brussels – Madame Moustache
12/11 Hamburg – Hafenklang
12/12 Kopenhagen – The Drone
12/13 Warsaw – Powiekszenie



Vex Ruffin
Vex Ruffin
(Stones Throw)
Street Date: Nov. 12, 2013


1.  Living for the Future
2.  Prime of my Life
3.  It Will Come
4.  Warm Life
5.  Hard on Myself
6.  Be the Man
7.  Need More Followers
8.  Down in the Basement
9.  Won Day
10.  This Time
11.  Forget It
12.  Ruined