By Alex HudsonIt's only been half a year since Luke Lalonde released his solo album, but the busy songwriter is already back with his Born Ruffians and on April 16 will release Birthmarks through Paper Bag Records. Until then, you can stream the album in full on Exclaim.ca.
The songs were written over the course of three years, some originating as Lalonde's laptop demos and others arranged at an Ontario farmhouse. The band then took these demos to Roger Leavens (Woodhands, the Rural Alberta Advantage) and recorded the songs at Toronto's Boombox Sound.
The tracks include the tropically chiming "With Her Shadow" and the Fleet Foxes/Shins-flavoured "Needle." Bassist Mitch DeRosier said in a statement, "We don't want to tell you about what we think we sound like. We can tell you that this record will sound different. These songs lived with us, toured with us, got drunk with us and made our ears ring. Now, we get to hit the road and start making your ears ring."
Make your ears ring by streaming Birthmarks below, and check out Exclaim!'s newly published interview with the band here.