|Years active||2007 -|
|Associated acts||Mark Mallman
I Am the World Trade Center
Ruby Isle is a band created when Mark Mallman joined with his high school friend Dan Geller (co-founder of Kindercore Records) and drummer Aaron LeMay. They released an EP, Into the Black in 2007 and released their first full length album Night Shot in 2008.
In late 2007, Ruby isle started a project in which they covered the No. 1 song on indie music blog aggregator elbo.ws. The first pressing of their album Night Shot included all the covers from the first wave of this project:
- "Shadow Falls" (Hello Blue Roses)
- "Aly Walk with Me" (Ravonettes)
- "Tyrant" (Black Mountain)
- "Foam Hands" (Destroyer)
- "Gila" (Beach House)
- "The Planes of Baltimore" (Stephen Malkmus/MIA)
- Ruby Isle missed a week, so they took two week's number ones ("Baltimore" by Stephen Malkmus and "Paper Planes" by MIA) and created one "mash-up" cover
In January 2009, they started the project again, this time also making videos for the covers, which were posted on YouTube:
- "White Winter Hymnal" (Fleet Foxes)
- "Skinny Love" (Bon Iver)
- "The Rake's Song" (The Decemberists)
- "My Girls (Animal Collective)
- "Short Fuse" (Black Lips)
- "Now We Can See" (The Thermals)
- Into the Black EP (2007, Kindercore)
- "Someday" (The Strokes cover) [free mp3 download] (2009, Kindercore)
Contributions and other releases
- Xmas 3 - The War on Christmas! (2007, Kindercore)
- Song: "Jack's Obsession"
- Rewind (2008, Buffetlibre)
- Song: "The Final Cut"
- Van Buskirk, Eliot (2007-11-29). "Ruby Isle Covers Whatever Song Is No. 1 on Elbo.ws". Listening Post. Wired. Retrieved 2009-05-25.
- dan (2009-09-28). "Ruby Isle Night Shot - Remixes! Strokes Cover, New Video, New Remixes". Kindercore Words!. Kindercore. Retrieved 2009-10-04.[dead link]
- Ruby Isle (2009-04-19). Elbo.ws2Megamix (YouTube). Retrieved 2009-04-21.