Published May 25, 2010Toronto has its fair share of the Canadian music contingent, but no other band from the Big Smoke creates a sound quite like the minimalist, rhythmic bump made by Born Ruffians. While the band's 2008 full-length debut, Red, Yellow and Blue, was received somewhat apathetically by North American critics, the band's success in the European press and small venues across our own continent slowly pushed naysayers to reconsider their stance on the Ruffians.
On June 1, the band will further cement their status as mainstays in the Toronto scene and abroad by dropping their sophomore effort, Say It, courtesy of Paper Bag in Canada and Warp worldwide.
Can't wait until then? Don't worry, Say It will be streaming all week here at Exclaim.ca. Just click here to listen.
Born Ruffians teamed up with Red, Yellow and Blue producer Rusty Santos to record the new album, on which, as we reported previously, the band "loosed the reins on their ambitions" and "experiment[ed] with Minimoogs and saxophones before eventually scaling much of it back in the mixing process."
Born Ruffians' label bosses call Say It "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."
That much you can decide for yourself, but don't tarry - Say It will be streaming only until May 31.
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