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
2. Listen to the hot new born ruffians songs
3. Feel your pants get tighter
4. See 2 and 3
5. Demand to know how to get your sticky hands on these sweet, sweet tracks.

We didn’t have quite as a rousing reaction, but the songs are sweet enough fun. Guessing we at least topically know what “Kurt Vonnegut”‘s about (you know, that writer dude indie rockers like to mention post-J.D. Salinger), but we’re still trying to decipher guitarist ‘n’ vocalist Luke LaLonde’s lyrics in bouncy, excited, Modest Mouse-y “Hummingbird.” Keeping with the sticky sweet thing, maybe something to do with nectar? Or Mansinthe?

The “Hummingbird” 7″ is out in October on WARP– or you can nab a copy if you catch the Ruffians on tour with fellow Canadians, Caribou. Dates after the jump.



TOUR WITH CARIBOU
09/28 – Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah
09/29 – Waterloo, ON @ Starlight Lounge
10/01 – London, ON @ Call The Office
10/02 – Ottawa, ON @ Babylon
10/03 – Montreal, QC @ La TuLipe
10/04 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse
10/05 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
10/06 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/07 – Purchase, NY @ SUNY Purchase Campus Center
10/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
10/09 – Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
10/10 – Charlottesville, VA @ Satellite Ballroom
10/11 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
10/12 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
10/13 – Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds
10/14 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
10/15 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Beta Bar
10/16 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
10/17 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
10/18 – Houston, TX @ Engine Room
10/19 – Austin, TX @ Club Deville
10/20 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium Loft
10/21 – Norman, OK @ Opalis
10/22 – Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
10/23 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
10/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10/25 – Tucson, AZ @ Plush
10/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
10/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims
10/28 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
10/29 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
10/30 – Vancouver, BC @ Richards On Richards
10/31 – Victoria, BC @ Sugar
11/02 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
11/03 – Calgary, AB @ The Warehouse
11/04 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
11/05 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Royal Albert Arms
11/06 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
11/07 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Club
11/08 – Chicago, IL @ Metro w/ Caribou and Battles
11/09 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
11/10 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House