Monday, May 23, 2011

MP3 Monday: Born Ruffians

Toronto’s Born Ruffians and Warp Records are pleased to announce their second album, Say It, due out June 1st. If Born Ruffians’ 2008 debut album Red Yellow and Blue was the result of a talented and precocious gang of freshmen, their 2010 follow-up, Say It, would be the project they left school to finish — a declaration that they’re smart and ambitious enough to make it on their own, and furthermore, that they’re in it for the long haul.

Taking two weeks to record the album, the band finds itself teaming up again with producer Rusty Santos. The Ruffians and co. holed up at Mississauga’s Metalworks studio and loosed the reins on their ambitions, experimenting with Minimoogs and saxophones before eventually scaling much of it back in the mixing process.

The result is a very mature album, further amplifying the band’s unique voice and sound, ready to take them as far as they want to go.

Download “Little Garcon” from Red Yellow and Blue HERE.

Tour Dates

May 28: Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern

June 03: Los Angeles, CA - Echo (All Ages)

June 04: San Francisco, CA, - Rickshaw Stop (All Ages)

June 06: Portland, OR- Holocene (21+)

June 07: Seattle, WA - The Vera Project (All Ages)

June 08: Victoria, BC - Alix Goolden Hall

June 09: Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret

June 11: Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room

June 12: Calgary, AB - Republik,

June 13: Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's

June 14: Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre

June 15: Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club (21+)

June 16: Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall (18+)

June 17: Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern (All Ages)

June 18: Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House

June 19: New York, NY - Santos Partyhouse

June 20: Allston, MA, USA - Great Scott (18+)

June 23: Montreal, QC - Il Motore

June 24: Ottawa, ON - Mavericks

June 25: Peterborough, ON - Red Dog