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"Crossed Wires" is restrained and measured, as if Acorns singer Rolf Klausener is conversing his energy for a bigger fight. "Oh, but you will never ever get to be / One of the unhunted," he sings at…   Read Story »
As mentioned, Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij went and remixed Jack Johnson's To The Sea opener "You And Your Heart" using his Boys Like Us handle. The results? The mellowest electronics ever.…   Read Story »
When Jessica spoke with Born Ruffians’ Luke LaLonde about his band's new album Say It, the singer told her the title referenced being direct with family, friends, and bandmates. ("Just say it.")…   Read Story »
When I talked to Born Ruffians' Luke LaLonde about writing Say It, he said the title referred to being more direct with family, friends, and band mates, saying what he meant and "being a dick." "Sole…   Read Story »
NAME:Born Ruffians 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…   Read Story »
This year in music was great and we'rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys' virtual poll booth…   Read Story »
After years being at the forefront of forward thinking electronic music, estimable UK indie Warp Records began branching out in directions you are familiar with (think: Grizzly Bear, Battles, Maxïmo…   Read Story »
The jerky, sugar-rush rockers of Born Ruffians invite you to the farmhouse, where there are not cluster flies, alas, but there are plenty of animals at the ready to intrude upon your cooking…   Read Story »
In addition to shooting a ton of performances in Austin last week, we subjected many of our favorite acts to Texas music trivia. You saw part one. In this follow-up, we test the smarts of Islands, My…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »