Born Ruffians Announce 'RUFF' LP, Share New Song

Born Ruffians Announce 'RUFF' LP, Share New Song
Last July, Born Ruffians began talking about their plans for a new album. Now, the Ontario indie rock outfit have made good on their promise and confirmed the details surrounding their next LP.

The record is called RUFF, and it will be out on October 2 through Paper Bag Records/Yep Roc Records. This is the follow-up to 2013's Birthmarks, and as a press release puts it: "If Birthmarks was polished and presentable, RUFF is the ugly innards that hide beneath."

The album was recorded with Jeff McMurrich (Fucked Up, Owen Pallett, Constantines) in Toronto and mixed by returning collaborator Rusty Santos (Animal Collective, Austra).

A press release further explains, "[Frontman] Luke Lalonde has been tinkering with the machinery of the universe. Seething with rage and ambition, he offers a succession of songs following the circuitous motion of tidal mood swings."

See the tracklist below. At the bottom of the page, hear the triumphantly twitchy "We Made It." If you're suitably impressed, CDs and vinyl can be pre-ordered here, while digital copies are on iTunes. That's the album cover above.

Also below, check out Born Ruffians' busy upcoming live schedule. Following a couple of summer shows, the band will tour extensively between September and early December; this includes lots of North American shows and a European leg. There are Canadian shows in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.


1. Don't Live Up
2. Stupid Dream
3. Yawn Tears
4. Don't Worry Now
5. When Things Get Pointless I Roll Away
6. & On & On & On
7. Fuck Feelings
8. (Eat Shit) We Did It
9. We Made It
10. Let Me Get It Out
11. Shade to Shade

Tour dates:

07/17 London, ON - Harris Park (Rock the Park)
07/25 Montreal, QC - Lachine Canal
09/17 Waterloo, ON - Starlight
09/18 St Catharine's, ON - L3 Nightclub
09/19 Hamilton, ON - Casbah
09/25 Ottawa, ON - Ritual
09/26 Peterborough, ON - The Red Dog
10/06 Manchester, UK - Gullivers
10/07 London, UK - 100 Club
10/08 Brighton, UK - Patterns
10/10 Metz, France - Les Trinitiatres (Zikametz Festival)
10/11 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique Witloof Bar
10/14 Paris, France - La Cigale (MaMA Festival)
10/15 Dusseldorf, Germany - FFT
10/16 Munich, Germany - Milla
10/17 Berlin, Germany - Berghain Kantine
10/27 Burlington, VT - Signal Kitchen
10/28 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
10/29 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
10/30 Northampton, MA - Pearl Street Nightclub
11/02 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
11/03 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
11/04 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle Backroom
11/06 Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5
11/07 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
11/08 Houston, TX - Studio at Warehouse Live
11/09 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
11/10 Austin, TX - Red 7
11/12 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
11/14 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
11/15 San Francisco, CA - Slim's
11/17 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
11/18 Seattle, WA - Barboza
11/19 Nanaimo, BC - The Globe Hotel
11/20 Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub
11/21 Vancouver, BC - Imperial
11/23 Nelson, BC - Spiritbar
11/26 Calgary, AB - SAIT's Gateway
11/27 Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
11/28 Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's
11/29 Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre
11/30 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry
12/01 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
12/02 Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch