Born Ruffians
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Born Ruffians

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Born Ruffians “This Sentence”
Turning heads opening for British synth pop sensations Hot Chip, Toronto’s best new independent band won over fans by simply leaving complimentary two-track CD-Rs on the merch table. The gawky squawk of singer/guitarist Luke LaLonde incites the same feeling of elation that came from first hearing Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Altogether, the trio craft a bubbly slice of affable indie rock that drifts into a pinnacle of adorable handclap-led cheers and howls. ( - Exclaim!


7" released August 14th 2006 in the UK.

Born Ruffians debut self titled E.P to be released throughout Europe and North America in October 2006.


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When four musical boys get together and three of them kick one out and then the three write a bunch of songs and some they think are really great but later they think they suck and they keep doing so over and over until they are left with a bunch that they absolutely love and a bunch that they don't play anymore and then they record them and play them for others and others like them and they change their name and they dream of the world liking their songs and maybe they will let other boys and girls play the songs with them and then they will all grow up and the three boys will become policemen or firemen or other men they feared becoming as boys because now they have to settle down with a little girl (or another boy as they might discover about themselves) and their dream will be over...

Born Ruffians aim to take the rough out of ruffians. Primarily because it wasnt there in the first place, but also because it just aint their style. Luke Lalonde, Steve Hamelin and Mitch DeRosier are Born Ruffians, but thankfully for their audience, are currently tame. With electric guitar, electric bass guitar, a set of drums and the occasional interjection from a trombone, keyboard, shlang dang or jazz flute, their music is tightly knit into a rock and roll top hat, from which they pull out a dancing, indie rabbit (def: indie rabbit: n. A small furry, long-eared animal with cred and an angular haircut and/or sweater vest).