Nov 08, 2012 3:53PM

Oyster Playlist: The Rubens

They tells us their 'Favourite Songs From Eponymous Albums' featuring Cypress Hill, The Ramones, Aaliyah and more!

Blues for a dingy basement bar, soul for a spirit-filled gospel service, rock for a pub — The Rubens take all of this and leave you emotionally exhausted. But you won't find them in that bar or that pub anymore. In the last few months the Sydney-based band has gone from anonymous to eponymous, self-titling their first album (recorded in New York) and blowing audiences away at Splendour in the Grass. The next Aussie festival on their radar? Laneway!

Yesterday they released their latest video, 'The Best We Got':

Now they'd like to share some classic moments in music history with this playlist they made for us — 'Favourite Songs From Eponymous Albums'. We've put the album names in brackets for your convenience.

1. 'Rock The Boat' — Aaliyah (Aaliyah)

2. 'How Could I Just Kill A Man'  Cypress Hill (Cypress Hill)

3. 'Mother'  Danzig (Danzig)

4. 'Break On Through (To The Other Side)'  The Doors (The Doors)

5. 'You Really Got Me'  The Kinks (The Kinks)

6. 'Dazed and Confused'  Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin)

7. 'Hands'  Alpine (A Is For Alpine)

8. 'Blitzkrieg Bop'  The Ramones (The Ramones)

9. 'Trapped In A Box' — No Doubt (No Doubt)

The Rubens upcoming shows:

Fore Shore Festival, Canberra — Nov 24
Triple J ARIA Week show, Oxford Art Factory, Sydney — Nov 27
Clocknflap festival, Hong Kong — Dec 2
Ivy League's 15 Year Reign of TERROR & Christmas PARTY (flier below) — Dec 12
Laneway Festival, Brisbane — Feb 1
Laneway Festival, Sydney — Feb 2
Laneway Festival, Melbourne — Feb 3
Laneway Festival, SA — Feb 8
Laneway Festival, WA — Feb 9 

Julian Rifkin

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