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New Born Ruffians – “Foxes Mate For Life”

Canadian trio Born Ruffians don’t pull punches with their brand of jerky sugar rush indie pop; over 11 songs, the band doesn’t stray far from Luke LaLonde’s spiky comping and singing, and the rhythm section follows suit in well measured fits and starts at most every step. So, it’s sorta surprising their forthcoming Red, YellowMore »

By: Amrit Singh / January 23, 2008 - 5:51 pm

Born Ruffians Unveil Album Art, Tour With Cadence Weapon

Born Ruffians’s first full-length, Red, Yellow And Blue is still a couple months away from hitting the shelves, but we thought you might want to see what the colorful album art looks like. You remember “Hummingbird”‘s sugar rush, right? If not, it sounded and felt like this:

Born Ruffians – “Hummingbird” (MP3)

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By: Stereogum / December 21, 2007 - 3:09 pm

New Born Ruffians Video – “Hummingbird” (Stereogum Premiere)

Canadian spunk rock trio Born Ruffians first made waves in earnest with their “Knife” cover last year and were so opening for Peter Bjorn & John at their second Stateside gig at Merc in January. Something’s shifted since then — the band’s jerky, interval-jumping riff rock’s coalesced into something sound-defining and utterly addictive, evinced o… More »

By: Stereogum / October 30, 2007 - 11:06 am

Born Ruffians – Hummingbird

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By: Stereogum / October 16, 2007 - 1:17 pm

New Grizzly Bear Snippet – “Blackcurrant Jam” (And Lots Of “Knife”s)

All we’ve got to go on is a snippet here (53 seconds at that), but for fellow Grizzly fanboys and girls, it’s the best way to spend less-than-a-minute today. The song’s called “Blackcurrant Jam,” and it’s set to appear on Worried Noodles, a comp featuring songs with lyrics taken from David Shrigley’s 2005-released Worried NoodlesMore »

By: Stereogum / September 26, 2007 - 5:46 pm

New Born Ruffians – “Hummingbird” & “Kurt Vonnegut”

Spastic Toronto pop trio Born Ruffians have posted two new sing-a-longs from their forthcoming “Hummingbird” 7″ at MySpace. It’s usually pretty easy to figure out how to stream tunes o’er there, but just in case, the boys offered a “to do” list that includes:1. Go on myspace
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By: Stereogum / September 24, 2007 - 11:16 am

Born Ruffians Cover Grizzly Bear (Studio Version), Ed Droste Reveals His Ideal

Last year we posted about Warp Records’ Born Ruffians in-studio performance at KEXP, covering Grizzly Bear’s “Knife,” giving the standard-in-the-making a pepped-up, jangly-guit R&B shuffle. The track got the Ruffians’ some well-deserved blog love, and now they’ve memorialized their take with a studio version that’s worth your bandwith.

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By: Stereogum / April 17, 2007 - 3:23 pm

Born Ruffians Cover Grizzly Bear

This year was a great one for Grizzly, and you sorta know shit’s going well when you start getting the cover treatment. And so it goes for the Bear, as XL/Warp Records’ Born Ruffians taking the doo-wapalicious “Knife” out for a spin during their performance at KEXP yesterday morning. The Ruffians work up the tune… More »

By: Stereogum / December 4, 2006 - 5:44 pm
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