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)

Even now we get a case of pop vertigo, as is ably conjured by the song’s ring-around-the-room video. But there’s more to Born Ruffians than one hook. The new album’s admittedly back-stacked, but when they nail it, they nail it well (from “Badonadonkey” on, it’s all aces). Beyond that, the Toronto trio are heading out on a lengthy tour, joined at all US dates by ex-blogger, current-spitter Cadence Weapon. Album art, tour stops, and a new song by Cadence Weapon after the jump. Consider it your BR/CW one-stop survival kit.



This awesome new tune from the CW, “In Search Of The Youth Crew,” is the first single from his forthcoming Afterparty Babies. The track will be available as a download-only single on 2/18 via Bigdada/Ninjatune.

Cadence Weapon – “In Search Of The Youth Crew” (MP3)

OK, you should have enough info now to decide whether or not you want to take the live plunge, so here are the Ruffians’ tour dates.

02/13 – Brampton, ON @ Rose Theatre
02/28 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse*
02/29 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs*
03/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall*
03/02 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge*
03/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s*
03/05 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar*
03/06 – Washington, DC @ DC9*
03/07 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506*
03/08 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl*&
03/10 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s*
03/11 – Balton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon*#
03/12 – Houston, TX @ Mink*
03/15 – Denton, TX @ Hailey’s*
03/17 – Pheonix, AZ @ Rhythm Room*
03/18 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah*
03/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo*
03/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill*
03/21 – Portland, OR @ Holocene*
03/22 – Seattle, WA @ High Dive*
03/25 – Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar
03/26 – Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club
03/28 – Edmonton, AB @ The Velvet Underground
03/29 – Calgary, AB @ The Hi Fi Club
03/30 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo’s Café
03/31 – Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre
04/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street [email protected]
04/02 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle*
04/03 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop*
04/04 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom – Pike Room*
04/11 – Brantford, ON @ Ford Plant
04/12 – London, ON @ Call The Office
04/17 – Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod’s
04/18 – Kingston, ON @ Grad Club
04/19 – Montreal, QC @ Casa
04/24 – Hamilton, ON @ Casbah
04/25 – Guelph, ON @ Vinyl
04/26 -Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace

*With Cadence Weapon
# With Black Moth Super Rainbow
@ With Acid Mothers Temple and Danava
& With Deathset

Crazy that they’ll be playing a show with Acid Mother Temple. Wonder if Bejar will turn up at all.

Cadence Weapon’s Afterparty Babies and Born Ruffians’ Red, Yellow, And Blue are out 3/4, via Anti- and Warp, respectively. Go get ‘em cowboy.