Vex Ruffin releases free EP
Stones Throw Records up-and-comer Vex Ruffin released the second in a series of three EPs with the label, entitled Eulogy. The self-produced, written, and recorded material is available for free download via the company’s website, which you can grab here.
The Los Angeles, CA native’s next EP will be released in the near future, as well as Vex Ruffin’s first full-length album next autumn. Listen to the lead single from Eulogy, “Secret Weapon” below, and catch Ruffin at the 13 March Stones Throw SXSW showcase in Austin, Texas.
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