'With a plethora of lo-fi, indie-pop gems, Born Ruffians could be the next big buzz band to emerge from Canada.' - Filter
Toronto's Born Ruffians and Warp Records are pleased to announce their second album, Say It. If Born Ruffians' 2008 debut album Red Yellow and Blue was the result of a talented and precocious gang of freshmen, their 2010 follow-up, Say It, would be the project they left school to finish - a declaration that they're smart and ambitious enough to make it on their own, and furthermore, that they're in it for the long haul.
Taking two weeks to record the album, the band finds itself teaming up again with producer Rusty Santos. The Ruffians and co. holed up at Mississauga's Metalworks studio and loosened the reins on their ambitions, experimenting with Minimoogs and saxophones before eventually scaling much of it back in the mixing process.
The result is a very mature album, further amplifying the band's unique voice and sound, ready to take them as far as they want to go.
- 1. Oh Man
- 2. Retard Canard
- 3. Sole Brother
- 4. What To Say
- 5. The Ballad Of Moose Bruce
- 6. Higher & Higher
- 7. Come Back
- 8. Nova-Leigh
- 9. Blood, The Sun & Water
- 10. At Home Now
Mar 12Toronto, ON, Canada Matthew Good, Born Ruffians, and Ellevator at Meridian Hall
Mar 21Hamilton, ON, Canada Matthew Good, Born Ruffians, and Ria Mae at FirstOntario Concert Hall
Mar 28Creemore, ON, Canada Born Ruffians at The Avening Hall
May 01Midland, ON, Canada Born Ruffians at Rotary Hall, Midland Cultural Centre
May 08Burnstown, ON, Canada Born Ruffians at Neat Café
May 21Cologne, Germany Born Ruffians at Bumann & Sohn
May 22Darmstadt, Germany Born Ruffians at 806qm
May 23Hamburg, Germany Born Ruffians at Molotow
May 24Berlin, Germany Born Ruffians at Privatclub
May 25Dresden, Germany Born Ruffians at OstPol