This Dark Town

by The Ruby Shots

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"'This Dark Town' is versatile and hard hitting, tapping into elements of post punk, americana, pop, and rock and roll. This accompanied with the dueling vocals of singers Dylan Eshbaugh and Mia Bergstrom make for a solid listen all the way through." - Next Northwest

"'Midnight Silhouette' walks an interesting line between bands like the White Stripes and Siouxsie Sioux. While a sharp, hard hitting rhythm propels the track, vocalist Mia Bergstrom adds a touch of early goth theatrics along with a slightly sinister vibe." - Punk News

"'Feeling' is jangly in all the right ways. Mia's voice carries the song, sliding up and down twice around it...only to emphasize the band's youthful enthusiasm." - Beautiful Freaks

"The NY-based indie rock band combines classic alternative rock stylings with Americana and roots flavors that add a genuine warmth to an already hearty sound." - Atwood Magazine

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released May 30, 2017

Mia Bergstrom - vocals, synthesizer on "Feeling" and "Brake Lights"
Dylan Eshbaugh - vocals, guitars, synthesizer on "When" and organ on "Midnight Silhouette"
Dan Yaiullo - bass
James Yaiullo - drums
Kieran Kelly - shakers on "Midnight Silhouette"

Produced by Kieran Kelly
Recorded at The Buddy Project

Album art and design by Hannah Keiffert

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The Ruby Shots New York, New York

The Ruby Shots are...
Dylan Eshbaugh - guitar, vocals, lyrics
Mia Bergstrom - vocals, synth, lyrics
Dan Yaiullo - bass
James Yaiullo - drums

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Track Name: When
When you laugh, I feel a light inside and there's no turning back
I thought that you should know
When you sing, I close my eyes and see everything
With every single note

Cuz when you're down and you're counting your mistakes
There's nowhere left to go
It hurts to see when you're everything to me
I don't care what people think

I wrote a poem
It's all I've got while I'm away from home
When you're only in my head
I wrote the words
The ones I know you've never heard
You've only ever read

Cuz when you're down and you're counting your mistakes
There's nowhere left to go
It hurts to see when you're everything to me
I don't care what people think

Can we please just wait tonight?
Hold still, talk slow
Just remember me

Cuz when you're down and you're counting your mistakes
There's nowhere left to go
It hurts to see when you're everything to me
I don't care what people think

When you laugh, I feel a light inside and there's no turning back
I thought that you should know
Track Name: Feeling
I've been up all night
I had such a fright
From a nightmare that I had just the other day
It felt like a vision
Born from pure indecision
So I pushed it aside and said that it's okay
I was going to call
But said it's nothing at all
Besides it's your turn to call cuz it's always me
Which led to the task
Of counting the times
You've been really there for me

And if it's really meant to be
You could give me a sign so I don't have to worry
And I could let these feelings fade away

There's a feeling I get
When nothing's happened yet
So I just go home and say I'll laugh it off
You say you don't feel regret
But what you really meant
Is that you wish more had happened before you called it off
Lights off in the kitchen
It's only 11
And I already want to call again
But are you home
And are you all alone
Or are you out with them

And if it's really meant to be
You could give me a sign so I don't have to worry
And I could let these feelings fade away

We were meant to fall in love this way

It's been leading to this
You go in for the kiss
We think everything's changed but maybe it's okay
Let's wait and see
If we can let it be
But how long can we really wait

One day we'll look back on these days
Back to October when we never used to say
We were meant to fall in love this way
Track Name: Midnight Silhouette
I was born into this world in a time of deception
I've been living in a place that's run by thieves
I've been huffing and puffing for a taste of redemption
I've been looking so long for a bit of relief

And nothing in this world can bring me down
But there are a few things that pull me to the test

And you're the only one that understands me now
Show me your midnight silhouette

Well Friday nights are always full of excitement
All the nightcrawlers funnel out into the light
But you've never been one to give in to their games
No, their bark is much worse than their bite

You anticipate the slightest sign of danger
My mascara's black
Your lips, cherry red

My heart is beating to the sound of heels on pavement
Show me your midnight silhouette

I've been getting caught up in some awful habits
Fascination is rearing its ugly head

There's nothing I can do my hands are tied
Show me your midnight silhouette
Track Name: Brake Lights
Take off on the road tonight
Take off and don't look back till I tell you
When it's safe in the brake lights
Take off on the road tonight
Take off and look out on the horizon
Where you're driving

This old truck keeps on moving
You're riding shotgun by my side
We'll keep on driving till midnight
We'll look death in the eye

I know a place to hide
I know of a gambling hall off the highway
Where my friends would go in their school days
We can sleep inside
We can unpack the truck in the morning
It's time for sleeping

We didn't think through the planning
We didn't think at all
I've never sinned in my life
Now I'm being hunted like a dog

I remember when I was a little girl
I was taught right from wrong
Now I see the only flaw in me
Is that I got caught up in your song

I'll take off on the road tonight
I'll slip away while you're still sleeping
Out of your sight
I am washing my hands
This never was my plan but I have to
It's the right move

There's a place in the heavens
For people as beautiful as you
You never were meant to be here
You've got bigger things to do
Track Name: Nightmares
When you were seventeen
You were old as the air
And you would laugh as the sun's glare would play through tangles in your hair
When I was seventeen
I was still a kid
And I was mystified by all the things you did

So come around this way again
I want to see you in your summer clothes
I want to show you that I'm worth a try
I want to show you what I got
I want to show you now

Dressed to the nines
Sweet as aspartame
Your eyes explode like dynamite
You're faster than a hurricane
We've got this world backed into a corner
It's ours for the taking all we need is the final count

You are just always running
You never stop to see what's chasing you
You never change your pace
You never stop to see what you're running to

So slow down and just enjoy tonight
Lose yourself in the glow of the countless neon lights
Everything's a blur in this dark town
But you can take it all and turn it upside down

We've got endless possibilities
We talk with words that are never spoken
We run the night and dream about infinity
Yeah we have our eyes wide open
With fingertips as soft as ashes
Whispers sharp as lightning flashes
We're the king and queen of the junkyard
We're covered in bruises and scars
We're the nightmares that no one ever speaks