The Ruse

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The Ruse
Origin Los Angeles, USA
Genres indie rock[1]
Years active 2004–present
Labels KEV Records, France
Members Jim Bilus
Jason Young
John Dauer
Mark stolze

The Ruse is a 4 piece indie rock band based in Los Angeles, California. The band was started in 2004 in New York City, but relocated in 2005 to California. The band is known for grand, epic sounding songs and a captivating live show.[2]

The band started playing coast to coast tours in 2005, and has since performed hundreds of shows throughout the USA. The band has released 4 full length studio albums, and 1 EP.[3]

In June 2009, iTunes selected The Ruse song "Beautiful is Gone" to be the iTunes Single of the Week.[4] The group's album Midnight in the City reached No. 21 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart as a result.[5]

In 2012, The band travelled to France to promote their Rebellion EP.

In October 2013 MUSE took The Ruse to Mexico as their support band for 6 shows.[6]iN September September 2015, The Ruse were the opening band for Muse concerts in Bangkok,Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea. [7]


  • John Dauer- Vocals
  • Jim Bilus- Guitar
  • Mark Stolze- Bass
  • Jason Young- Drums


  • Invasion (2005)
  • Light in Motion (2006)
  • Live at the Viper Room (2007)
  • Midnight in the City (2008)
  • Love Sex Confusion (2010)
  • Rebellion (2011)
  • Soltrenz SoundStage - The Ruse (remix EP) (2011)
  • Interstellar Stowaway (2015)


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