Pursuit Special

by Blue Ruin

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Our new EP, "Pursuit Special" was named after Mad Max's black V8 muscle car as a nod to the rapid pace that we were working under to release this project.

With the help of Ali Jaafar and Ecstattic Studio, we were able to record, mix, master, manufacture and release this tape in just under 27 days.

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released November 5, 2015

Written and Performed by Blue Ruin

Produced, Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Ali Jaafar at Ecstattic Studio

Cover photo by Austin Fassino
Design and layout by Ali Jaafar

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Blue Ruin Minneapolis, Minnesota

In early 2011, four kids from South Minneapolis formed a band. Drawing equal influence from their time in the trenches of the Twin Cities Punk scene and the dusty grooves of their favorite Soul and R&B records, Blue Ruin created a raw, guitar driven sound with an emphasis on the groove. ... more

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Track Name: Lowdown
Lowdown
lyrics J. Mckenzie/Z. McCormick

You never asked me real questions
You never asked me how I'm doing
I'm livin' free but
I'm strugglin'

To live within my means
And keep my nose clean
Try and stop feeling

Lowdown
Forever

You never asked me real questions
You don't care if I'm lying
I've been out tonight
Oh I feel alright

No one knows my name
Sounds alright to me
Try and stop feeling

Lowdown
Forever
Track Name: Sad Eyes
Sad Eyes
Lyrics Z.McCormick/J.McKenzie

Lonely
Who abandoned you
Fragile
Fled the nest too soon
Fragile
But strong enough to try
Lonely
Barely getting by

Share your burden with mine
Who knows what secrets you hide

Little Sad Eyes

Mystery
Where did you come from
Guarded
A wall for everyone
Guarded
Save a smile for me
Mystery
All that you could be

Share your burden with mine
Who knows what secrets you hide
If you stay by my side
I promise you
Track Name: Mayday
Mayday
Lyrics Z.McCormick/J.McKenzie

No light for nine months
Cold and distant since the fall
Pale faces in a window
Waiting and watching

Can't bear another season
Four walls become a cage and I'm
Still waiting on a reason
Waiting on

Mayday
Hurry save me
Mayday
Unchained on sunday

No light for nine months
Emptiness is blanketing and I
Hear the echoes on the pavement
Watching and waiting

Can't bear another season
Need some blood to fill my veins and I'm
Still waiting on a reason
Waiting on

Mayday
Hurry save me
Mayday
Unchained on sunday
Track Name: Pursuit Special
Pursuit Special
Lyrics J. McKenzie/Z.McCormick

Harder to pretend
That I'm special like you
Easy looks so easy
And they love you
oh they do

I want it
I need it
I want it
Why not me

Harder to pretend
That we'll make it
Easy watch them line up
Just to talk to you
Like we used to

I want it
I need it
I want it
Why not me
Track Name: Stay Home
Stay Home
Lyrics Z.McCormick/J.Mckenzie

A stillness
Has moved in
I'll listen
All weekend
Nursing
The proof and
I'm deadened
The truth is

I need another summer to pass

Stay home

And the mornings
Are the worst because it's plain
All the distance
And the mess that's taken shape
And if I could be certain
You would never forget
I might just find
The strength to leave this bed

I need another summer to pass

I'm wasting
Wasting time in shrinking spaces

Stay home