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Born Ruffians
Born Ruffians
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Background information
Origin Midland, Ontario, Canada
Genres Indie rock, post-punk revival
2004 (2004)-present
Labels Yep Roc,[1]Warp, Paper Bag
Website www.bornruffians.ca
Members Mitch Derosier
Steve Hamelin
Luke Lalonde
Andy Lloyd
Adam Hindle

Born Ruffians are a Canadian indie rock band formed in 2004, originally from Midland, Ontario, located near Georgian Bay. They are currently signed to Yep Roc Records and Paper Bag Records. The members are Luke Lalonde (guitar/vocals), Mitch Derosier (bass), Andy Lloyd (guitar/keyboard) and Steve Hamelin (drums).

History

The band moved from Midland to Toronto in 2004. After some local performances and a growing online reputation, the band was signed to the UK electronic music label Warp Records. They released their self-titled debut EP in 2006. It was recorded by Ryan Mills at Little King Studio (now Sleepytown Sound). They have received extensive airplay on CBC Radio 3 with their debut single, "This Sentence Will Ruin/Save Your Life," as well as a cover of Grizzly Bear's single "Knife" which the band recorded live on KEXP. In 2007, they released the single "Hummingbird," which was included on their first album Red, Yellow & Blue.[2]

They have toured with Franz Ferdinand, Caribou, Peter Bjorn and John, Hot Chip, The Hidden Cameras, Tokyo Police Club (with whom they have also performed songs on stage) and The Honorary Title.[3] They toured Canada (mostly Ontario) throughout April 2008, completing the North American leg of their tour on April 26, 2008, with an album release party at Lee's Palace in Toronto. In May and June 2008, they finished their UK tour and continued touring throughout Europe.[4]

They appeared in the British teen drama Skins, playing "Hummingbird" in a Brooklyn night club. The song is also featured in a television advert in the UK for Orange mobile telecommunications' "Animal" campaign. "Hummingbird" is also featured in a car advertisement in Australia.

The band was featured in episode seven of the comedic web series, Nirvana the Band the Show, playing as themselves as they rehearse with a new member of the band. On July 31, 2009 the Born Ruffians played for Nirvana the Band at The Rivoli for the wrap of their web-series. Footage of this show will be included in episode ten.[5]

They toured Australia in January and February 2009 as part of St Jerome's Laneway Festival along with Girl Talk, Stereolab, Architecture In Helsinki, The Hold Steady, The Drones, Cut Off Your Hands, Four Tet, Tame Impala, El Guincho, Jay Reatard, Buraka Som Sistema Dj/Mc Set, The Temper Trap, No Age and more.

Born Ruffians' "Red Yellow and Blue" was nominated in the 8th Annual Independent Music Awards for Pop/Rock Album of the year.

In 2009 they recorded a cover of two Aphex Twin songs for Warp20 (Recreated), a compilation. The follow-up to their 2008 LP, Red, Yellow & Blue, was released June 1, 2010, entitled Say It . The new album was recorded at Metalworks Studios in Toronto and mastered at Rusty Santos' studio in Brooklyn. The first single from Say It was 'What To Say' followed by 'Nova Leigh' and 'Oh Man'.[6]

In April 2011, their single "Little Garon" appeared in an American Express commercial, Real Tweets, which included edited versions of tweets from @activecultures and others.

The band's 2013 album, Birthmarks, was released on April 16 via Paper Bag Records. The Ruffians spent roughly three years writing all over the world including several months spent living together in an old farmhouse in rural Ontario.[7]

The album was recorded at BoomBox Sound with producer/engineer Roger Leavens and engineer Marcel Ramagnano.

Lalonde exclusively revealed in an interview with Revue Magazine that he has been working on an acoustic Born Ruffians EP since the summer after Birthmarks was released. It is expected to contain alternate renditions of tracks from Birthmarks. This acoustic EP was released on the band's website, available for free download. A total of nine tracks were released.[8]

On October 2, 2015, the band released their fourth studio album, RUFF, which was praised by 2016 Grammy nominee, Caribou. Snaith remarks that "Born Ruffians are one of those bands that has something special - a special charisma about them...hearing Luke invert the melody to the song he's singing impromptu or the energy in the way they reinterpret the songs differently from night to night is thrilling."[9]

Born Ruffians have been working on their 5th studio album, scheduled to be released in 2018.

Discography

Studio albums

2008 Red, Yellow & Blue Warp Records/Paper Bag Records CD, Vinyl and Digital Download
2010 Say It Warp Records/Paper Bag Records CD, Vinyl and Digital Download
2013 Birthmarks Yep Roc Records [10] /Paper Bag Records CD, Vinyl and Digital Download
2015 Ruff Yep Roc Records/Paper Bag Records CD, Vinyl and Digital Download
2018 Uncle, Duke & The Chief[11] Paper Bag Records CD, Vinyl and Digital Download

EPs

Year Album Label Format
2006 Born Ruffians EP Warp Records CD, Vinyl and Digital Download
2010 Plinky Plonk EP Warp Records/Paper Bag Records CD and Digital Download

Singles

Year Title Label Format Album B-side(s)
2006 This Sentence Will Ruin/Save Your Life Warp Records CD, Vinyl and Digital Download Born Ruffians EP
Piecing It Together XL Recordings CD, Vinyl and Digital Download Raised Huns
2007 Hummingbird Warp Records/Paper Bag Records CD, Vinyl and Digital Download Red, Yellow & Blue Little Garon

Kurt Vonnegut

2008 Hummingbird (Re-Release) Warp Records/Paper Bag Records CD, Vinyl and Digital Download Knife
Little Garon Warp Records/Paper Bag Records CD, Vinyl and Digital Download Ready For Bed

Hotness Cold

Wedding Rings And Midnight Strollers

I Need A Life Warp Records/Paper Bag Records CD, Vinyl and Digital Download Hummingbird (Acoustic)

So Long, Tadpole

2010 What To Say Warp Records/Paper Bag Records CD, Vinyl and Digital Download Say It Plinky Plonky
Nova Leigh Warp Records/Paper Bag Records CD, Vinyl and Digital Download Like When You
Oh Man Warp Records/Paper Bag Records CD, Vinyl and Digital Download

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.yeproc.com/artists/born-ruffians
  2. ^ "A Completely Biased Ranking of the 60 Best Canadian Indie Rock Songs of the 00s Part II". Vice, Cam Lindsay Apr 10 2017,
  3. ^ Kai, Nicole (2007-03-19). "Born Ruffians to record full-length after brief tour". Chart. Archived from the original on 2010-02-10. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ Born Ruffians (2008-04-06). "Live Shows: Forthcoming 2008". Born Ruffians official website. Archived from the original on 2008-03-14. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ Born Ruffians (2008-12-01). "Nirvana The Band The Show The Born Ruffians Cameo". Born Ruffians official website. Archived from the original on 2008-04-13. 
  6. ^ Suarez, Jessica (2009-12-11). "Progress Report: Born Ruffians". Stereogum. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "Interview with The Born Ruffians: This time we'll do the opposite" (Interview). artistxite. 2013-10-02. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ Hartley, Robby. "Born Ruffians to Play First Grand Rapids Show, Reveal Plans for Upcoming Acoustic EP". Revue Magazine. Retrieved 2013. 
  9. ^ Rockfeedback. "THE RECOMMENDER: Caribou on Born Ruffians | RFB". www.rockfeedback.com. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ http://www.yeproc.com/born-ruffians-birthmarks-is-now-available
  11. ^ http://spillmagazine.com/spill-news-born-ruffians-announce-new-album-uncle-duke-chief-released-february-16-release-new-single-forget/

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