Ruby Fray premiere new song “Honor” ahead of forthcoming album, announce summer tour, are everywhere you wanna be

Ruby Fray premiere new song "Honor" ahead of forthcoming album, announce summer tour, are everywhere you wanna be
photo: Bryan Parker

Chicago and Austin: two mighty American cities, anchoring the north and south of our divided nation; each a center for great music, insane food, courteous motorists, and wildly divergent weather patterns. They are also both places which ex-Christmas frontwoman (and soap maker!) Emily Beanblossom can claim for her own, being now in the process of leaving the latter for the former. We wish you well on your journey, Emily! Pro-tips: the beer and vegan food are better in Austin; but Chicago’s got better, uh, non-vegan food…plus, it has an actually functional public transit system and superior regional supermarket chains (Jewel-Osco, what’s up!).

Anyway, though Emily — a.k.a. Ruby Fray — has already captured a certain essence of the Bat City in her 2014 K Records release, Grackle, she is once again reflecting on her time in the capital of Texas on her forthcoming, still-untitled full length, due “soon.” Until SOON happens (could be any day now, really), you can listen to her brand new, excellent track “Honor,” which we have the, uh, honor of premiering for you right here.

Also, in preparation for her relocation and record release — and also because why not? — Ruby Fray will be touring the Western U.S. this August in full-band mode. Go see all four Ruby Frays play, and make sure to bring Emily a Portillo’s gift certificate. Tour dates (and a “tour video trailer!” 2017, what’s up!) can be found after the new jam below.

The Summer of Ruby Fray:

08.09.17 - Austin, TX - Cheer Up Charlie’s
08.10.17 - Marfa, TX - Capri
08.11.17 - Taos, NM - Taos Mesa Brewery
08.13.17 - Santa Fe, NM - Second Street Brewery
08.14.17 - Denver, CO - (House Show)
08.15.17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
08.17.17 - Boise, ID - The Olympic
08.18.17 - Grand Junction, CO - Baron’s Grill
08.19.17 - Fort Collins, CO - (House Show)
08.21.17 - Colorado Springs, CO - Local Relic
08.22.17 - Albuquerque, NM - Burt’s Tiki Lounge
08.23.17 - Norman, OK - Opolis
08.24.17 - Denton, TX - Andy’s Bar
08.25.17 - Fort Worth, TX - Main at South Side
08.26.17 - Austin, TX - Beerland

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