I fucking LOVE Born Ruffians. I got hold of their debut L.P., Red, Yellow & Blue the other day and I'm still grinning. The band, comprising of Luke LaLonde (guitar/vocals), Mitch DeRosier (bass/vocals) and Steve Hamelin (drums), make lovably energetic guitar music, utilising vocal harmonies, minimal production and sporadic hootin' to memorable effect. I caught them at Korova the other week in what must have been one of the hottest gigs I've ever been to, both literally and metaphorically.
If you happen to be in the North America area (I hear there's 300 million of you), they're playing a shit load of shows with Plants and Animals throughout October, so be sure to catch them.
MP3: Born Ruffians - Barnacle Goose DOWNLOAD
MP3: Born Ruffians - I Need A Life (Acoustic) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Born Ruffians - I Need A Life (Four Tet Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Nancy - Keep Cooler (Born Ruffians Remix) DOWNLOAD