As Ava and I discussed, she thinks they have a "floral sound", while I thought they definitely had a "Coast" wave/water rhythm to their sound.
Anyway, as expected, because they've only released one single and an EP (Canopy), I believe they played every song they've ever recorded or known to them. If you enjoy Canopy, this is the tour to see them.
I would have liked to have stayed for The Ruby Suns, but I had prior commitments. From what I can hear of New Zealand's The Ruby Suns is they sound like they sing in falsetto and musically a very interesting landscape. I may have been wrong about anticipating Ryan McPhun to sound 'New Zealander', as he grew up in California but re-located to New Zealand.
The Ruby Suns are currently on tour in support of their Sub Pop record, Christopher, and Painted Palms are currently supporting Secretly Canadian's re-issue of Canopy.
The Ruby Suns at 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis (02/22/13)