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A few weeks back, we premiered Low’s cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire,” and it was great (more on that below). It’s their contribution to a forthcoming Springsteen tribute titled Dead Man’s Town, a compilation marking the thirtieth anniversary of Born In The U.S.A. (and taking its name from that album’s title track). Between… More »

It’s finally come to this: The first straight-to-Spotify Stereogum Monthly Mix. It’s the end of an era, and I’m a little sad about it! But it’s a necessity in 2013, and one that will serve this feature well. In theory, over the past three years, this mixtape has functioned to spotlight and memorialize the month’s… More »

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PROGRESS REPORT: Mastering their album, Say It, for release early 2010. Recorded at Metalworks Studios in Toronto, and mastered at Rusty Santos’ studio in Brooklyn.

Born Ruffians spent this past Thanksgiving week working 12 hours a day. The Canadian band already had a Thanksgiving (October 12), of course, but there… More »

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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…
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…
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 &…
Stereogum | October 30, 2007 - 11:06 am

Born Ruffians – Hummingbird

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…
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…
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.
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…
Stereogum | December 4, 2006 - 5:44 pm
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