The Ruby Sun's are an indie/pop group from New
Zealand. They formed in 2004 when Californian Ryan McPhun
moved to Auckland and started playing in several bands such
as The Brunettes and The Tokey Tones.Originally known as Ryan McPhun & the Ruby Suns, they changed to
the latter some time in 2006. The Ruby Suns are signed to Lil' Chief Records in New Zealand and Memphis Industries in Britain. In early 2007 the band
embarked on their first European tour in support of their self-titled debut album, and in addition to that
they did a Take-Away Show video
session shot by Vincent Moon. In the latter half of 2007, the
band toured with The Shins extensively throughout Australia.
As of 2007, The Ruby Suns are signed to American record label Sub Pop.
The band released their second album, Sea Lion, in January 2008. Later that year, the band
recorded the song "Don't Touch the Dusty Fruit" to the Survival International charity album,
Songs for Survival, and the song "Oh,
Mojave" was used in the Windows Vista commercial for the Mojave
In August 2008 The Ruby Suns contributed their track "There Are
Birds" to an indie compilation album Indiecater Vol. 2.
The Ruby Suns' third album is titled Fight Softly and was
released on March 2, 2010. - Wikipedia