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Ruler's music — hook-heavy, assertive, inspiring — is made for motion. It's a soundtrack for moving forward, for getting better, in terms of both healing and self-improvement. Built on main man Matt Batey's lifelong fears, anxieties, addictions and failures, not to mention his preternatural gift for creating instantly classic indie rock, Ruler's songs follow that old adage by Robert Frost: The best way out is through. And in this case the best way through is with the volume cranked all the way up.

Ruler signs with Barsuk, premieres “Easy Life” video

Barsuk Records is super excited to welcome Ruler to the roster. The project of Seattle-based musician Matt Batey (best known for his work with Rocky Votolato and Cataldo), today Ruler premiered the new single "Easy Life" along with the track's music video at PopMatters. Watch/share the video here.

The band also recently released the single "Complicated Mind," with KEXP noting that "with Ruler's latest single... we can now pore over just how expertly crafted Batey's songwriting really is." KEXP goes on to hail Ruler's "totally life-affirming live shows." Listen to "Complicated Mind" here. 30 Nov 2017


upcoming shows

19 Jan  

Seattle WA  @ Woodland Theater