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Emotional dream rock with energy and soul
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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1. Lay You Down The Ruse
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2. Sit Down Stare Out The Ruse
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3. Short Pause The Ruse
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4. Change Your Mind The Ruse
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3:29 album only
5. Impressed With The Mess The Ruse
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6. Mother The Ruse
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7. Wanted More The Ruse
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8. Stopping The World The Ruse
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9. Wonderful The Ruse
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10. Prisoner The Ruse
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11. Right On Time The Ruse
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Album Notes
THE RUSE came together in the spring of 2003 in New York City when three long-time friends - singer John Dauer, guitarist Jim Bilus and drummer Jason Young - formed the band with Atlanta bassist Mark Stolze. By the end of 2003 the Ruse had been playing New York City's hottest music clubs and boasted a devoted following of fans.

After building a fan base in New York, DC and Atlanta, The Ruse released its emotional debut album "INVASION" in Feb 2005. After a CD release party in NYC, the band left on a cross-country tour and relocated to Los Angeles.

The band spent most of 2005 building a fan base in Southern California and recording their next CD. In September they completed a successful national tour and are currently looking forward to finishing the new CD and releasing it early next year.

Front man John Dauer is known for his soulful voice and crystal tone. Dauer's ability to exude emotive intensity through high octave, broad ranging power and haunting lyrical compositions are truly the gifts of only a few.

Guitarist Jim Bilus is The Ruse's primary songwriter and composer. Bilus is a gifted writer blessed with a natural musical ability. Jim layers the Ruse's music with powerful melodic riffs featuring subtle but prominent effect driven tones.

Bassist Mark Stolze plays an integral part of the band, assisting in the writing and production of songs, as well as assuming the role of primary booking contact. Mark is affectionately known as "the general" for his devotion to keeping the band on a rigorous schedule.

Jason Young kicks the groove behind the drums, bringing his love for a wide variety of musical styles to the Ruse's musical arsenal. Jason also doubles as the band's in-house producer and engineer. With his laid back and playful personality, Jason has become the solid backbone of the Ruse.

The music of THE RUSE transcends boundaries of age and genre. Winning over new fans show by show, The Ruse is bringing its striking and innovative brand of rock music across the U.S.


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Ivanna B.

I purely love this CD! I find that I can listen to it anywhere, at any time of day, and discover new things to hear whenever I do. It is "accurate" in the musical sense. By this I mean it is a little wild, and a little poetic, and a little beautiful, and a little...all of those things. It is reflective and intelligent. And it is easy to sing along with, because the music is actually beautiful.

Anyway, add those things together and you have some really fine music. I believe there is a strong guitar aspect to this CD which is core and think the bass kicks some good a**. The lead singer is excellent too. Drumming-- good too. But, always --LOVE THOSE lead and rhythm GUITARS!!! Keep em coming!!! More from this band!!!


Better Live Than Their Amazing CD!
Why haven't I heard these guys on the radio? Their melodic strengths coupled with genuinely well played music is an awesome combination. The lead singer is very soulful and clean with his delivery. I've seen them perform live three times and their shows continue to get more and more exciting. Of performances I've seen live, Dave Matthews Band, Maroon 5, and the Ruse are the only one's who meet or exceed the quality performance of their studio CD. I wish you luck.


Great CD, my favorite song is "change your mind."
This is a really great CD, i really enjoy listening to it all the time. It's perfect for almost every occation. My favorite song is track 4 titled, change your mind. I hope these guys really make it, i would love to hear them play live at a big city some time.

David Allen - Nashville

Got my CD just in time to take it on a road trip! LOVED IT! These guys rock. The CD is a good buy for the $$ so just come off the wallet and buy it already! You will NOT be sorry.

jane hendson

incredible first effort
This CD demonstrates the incredible potential of this band. This is easy listening pop rock with soul to the core. Stand out Tracks are "Sit Down Stare Out", "Mother', "Prisoner", and the ballad "Short Pause". The disk opener "Lay You down" also knock your socks off. I would recomend this to anyone.

College Rock Weekly

Blissful harmonies tame biting lyrics
The ease with which The Ruse tackle their debut album conceals this newfound band's mastery of their medium. The guitar duo of James Bilus and Jeffrey Wood speak with subtle tones that underscore crooner John Dauer's soulful beats. While the group's bass riffs seem amateurish and trite, they are largely forgotten beneath the remainder of this otherwise complete package.