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CURRENT DAY out now


CURRENT DAY is the follow-up release to Martin Van Ruin’s critically-acclaimed debut, Every Man a King. The 8-song offering sees the seven-piece collective made up of familiar Chicago faces (members of Derek Nelson & The Musicians, Jenny Dragon, Planetsexploder) exploring increasingly modern sounds while building upon the ideas established in their debut. CURRENT DAY was recorded over a series of sessions in 2017 at the Music Garage, and was recorded and engineered by Mike Lust (Tight Phantomz).


EARLY PRAISE FOR “CURRENT DAY”

Definitely one of the strongest rock records to emerge from the Midwest in 2018.
— AARIK DANIELSEN (COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE)
The new album ‘Current Day’ from Chicago band Martin Van Ruin really does deserve to get noticed way beyond the bands home city.
— BEEHIVE CANDY
They’ve added some new textures to their sound and the results are really something.
— MUSIC. DEFINED.

PRAISE FOR “EVERY MAN A KING”

One of the best local albums of the year; a sprawling folk-rock work with vintage country and chamber elements … an album in a classic sense.
— Jessica Hopper, chicago tribune
Fans looking for Chicago’s next Wilco may want to check out Martin Van Ruin.
— american songwriter magazine
[T]he Bob Dylan and Neil Young comparisons are inescapable for this new folk rock supergroup.
— chicago sun-times