If you are interested in great indie music then you must know who the Born Ruffians are, right?
Well you are not alone.
It seems a lot of indie
snobs connoisseurs seem to miss this great Canadian band, and now it just bothers me.
I mean Luke Lalonde’s vocals are pure indie gold. They bring a playful jangley attitude, mixed with this sweet delicateness and then topped off with occasions of raw emotional power. Then you take those vocals and add them to the bouncy, layered orchestration of their instrumentals and you have something beautiful and intriguing.
Yet, when I talk to my friends that strictly listen to this genre of music, the familiarity with this band if sparse.
Well let me introduce you to them.
Lets start with Needle off their 2013 album Birthmarks. Its a really nice little song to get you warmed up. It always puts a smile on my face when I hear it.
Now that you are invested a bit, lets take you to Hummingbird off their 2008 album Red, Yellow & Blue. Its quicker, and quirkier, and gosh darn it you will lock it.
Okay, so that was fun, right? Now how about something a little more off the wall. Something with an oddness about that sucks you in. Let s jump into Let Me Get It Out from their latest album , 2015’s Ruff. This one starts slow but then jumps into a contagious energy that gets your toes tapping and your head wagging.
Now, what do you think? Pretty good, right?
Let me know below what you thought.
If you want to see this band live, they are on your right now. Here are their current tour dates.
|Nov 17||MISSISSIPPI STUDIOS||PORTLAND, OR||Buy Tickets|
|Nov 18||BARBOZA||SEATTLE, WA||Buy Tickets|
|Nov 19||THE CAMBIE PUB||NANAIMO, CANADA||Buy Tickets|
|Nov 20||SUGAR NIGHTCLUB||VICTORIA, CANADA||Buy Tickets|
|Nov 21||THE IMPERIAL THEATRE||VANCOUVER, CANADA||Buy Tickets|
|Nov 23||SPIRITBAR||NELSON, NE||Buy Tickets|
|Nov 26||SAIT’S GATEWAY||CALGARY, CANADA||Buy Tickets|
|Nov 27||STARLITE ROOM||EDMONTON, CANADA||Buy Tickets|
|Nov 28||AMIGO’S||SASKATOON, CANADA||Buy Tickets|
|Nov 29||PARK THEATRE||WINNIPEG, CANADA||Buy Tickets|
|Nov 30||7TH STREET ENTRY||MINNEAPOLIS, MN||Buy Tickets|
|Dec 01||LINCOLN HALL||CHICAGO, IL||Buy Tickets|
|Dec 02||THE LOVING TOUCH||FERNDALE, MI||Buy Tickets|
|Dec 03||OLDE WALKERVILLE THEATRE||WINDSOR, CANADA||Buy Tickets|
|Dec 10||THE SILVER DOLLAR||TORONTO, CANADA||Buy Tickets|
|Dec 11||LEE’S PALACE||TORONTO, CANADA||Buy Tickets|
|Dec 12||THE OPERA HOUSE||TORONTO, CANADA||Buy Tickets|