With three single releases already out, “No Place,” “Underwater,” and “Lost In My Mind,” RÜFÜS DU SOL has certainly been on the move lately. It’s been over two years since the Aussie indie electronica trio released their second studio album, Bloom. Now they’re on the eve of their third full-length album, titled Solace, which the group revealed in a recent MixMag interview will arrive October 19 on Reprise Records/Warner Music.
Not only that, the guys will be embarking on an album-accompanying fall tour, and they’re primed to launch their very own imprint, Ross Avenue. Named after the house in Los Angeles where the band recorded its forthcoming album, Ross Avenue will host fellow Aussie Cassian, whose got producing credits on RÜFÜS’ third album.
“With this label, we wanted to continue that feeling of creating a home for us and our friends, bringing the specific style of electronic music we love to the world,” RÜFÜS DU SOL told Billboard recently. “We’ve been in the position where we made an album we loved — Bloom — and had no label in North America to release it except for our buddies ODESZA. They backed us, got our album out there, and played a huge part in building our fan base outside Australia. We are forever grateful to them for that. We want to return the favor and give artists that we love and believe in that platform. There is great music out there that people aren’t willing to take a chance on. From that idea, Rose Avenue was born.”
While the move means the band will be leaving ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective, it is the start of something new and expansive for artists like Cassian. As the first artist on the Ross Avenue imprint, Cassian debuts the label’s first track in “Lafayette,” a brooding house single which was over two years in the making. Cassian revealed that the song came about while on tour with RÜFÜS DU SOL in April of 2016.
Listen to Cassian’s “Lafayette” and watch the full 30–minute interview with RÜFÜS DU SOL below.