|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" (The Raveonettes)
- "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.