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Born Ruffians announce new album, share explosive “We Made It” — listen

Fourth studio LP, RUFF, hits shelves in October

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Photo by Laura Lynn Petrick

Born Ruffians are gearing up to release their fourth studio album, RUFF, on October 2nd via Yep Roc. The follow-up to 2013’s Birthmarks spans 10 tracks and sees the band teasing out more of its spastic brand of indie rock, with frontman Luke Lalonde channeling the “circuitous motion of tidal mood swings.”

Our first preview of RUFF comes with lead single “We Made It”, a manic number with vocals and riffs that pop and fizzle at a moment’s notice like fireworks on the fritz. The jumpy nature of the song seemingly echoes the unpredictability of life, as some of the lyrics read: “Well that’s life, it kind of rolls by and happens to you, until it’s not.” Listen in below.

Find the full tracklist below (full of gem titles like “When Things Get Pointless I Roll Away” and “Fuck Feelings”), followed by the band’s newly announced world tour.

RUFF Tracklist:
01. Don’t Live Up
02. Stupid Dream
03. Yawn Tears
04. When Things Get Pointless I Roll Away
05. & On & On & On
06. Fuck Feelings
07. (Eat Shit) We Did It
08. We Made It
09. Let Me Get It Out
10. Shade To Shade

Born Ruffians 2015 Tour Dates:
07/17 – London, ON @ Harris 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, FR @ Les Trinitiatres
10/11 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique Witloof Bar
10/14 – Paris, FR @ La Cigale
10/15 – Dusseldorf, DE @ FFT
10/16 – Munich, DE @ Milla
10/17 – Berlin, DE @ 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 @ The Imperial Theatre
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

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