"XXRUB is a rock band ready to explode in all directions. As passionate admirers of various musical genres, they've taken on various sounds with their latest album. "A Never Ending Walk", XXRUB's latest offering due out in early summer of 2009, paints with all the colors of rock and soul. Songs range from a Brian Eno-inspired ambient tune to a Morrocan feel, jazz-infused groove, from a Black Sabbath/Slipknot hard rocker to a bluesy/pop number, from reggae dub/ska quirkiness to a gospel intro with an eighties groove, a Beatlesque tribute, and definitely a Bo Didley riff like no other. The title track is basically a "dream" put into a song. Some songs have some very serious undertones, yet XXRUB never takes itself too seriously! Wide ranging are their rock influences, from icons like Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Brian Eno, Pink Floyd, Queen, The Clash, Hendrix, Bob Marley, U2, and Bo Diddley...God rest his soul. All are remarkably ever present in this project. Song topics include: the possible apocalyptic year of 2012, love on the brink of salvation, suicide, anti-suicide, the past's innocence, philosophy/theology/history, a daydreaming high schooler, sin city, more love on the brink, and of course, man's incapacity to learn his lessons."
"Such is life, a never ending walk." - Anonymous
The band formed in the summer of 2008, and ready to release a full-length album by April 2009.
SoCal venues so far. We'll play anywhere it makes sense!
U2, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Bob Marley, Jeff Buckley, Queen, The Police are a few of our influences. We like to mix things up!
Strat guitars, Rick Bass, Ludwig drums, various amps...
We see music as an art form; to express deep, captivating emotions, as opposed to just banging the drums and making noise. But ultimately, we're a rock band. We're going to get loud, bang the drums, and let loose! Lyrics and thoughts on the songs are very important. Searching for new emotions is always in the forefront, but ultimately, communicating the positive message is the key.