This new record finds the Born Ruffians really expanding their sound. They’ve added much more stark vocal melodies to their already exceptional sound. A few tracks find their sound straddling the line between Fleet Foxes and Vampire weekend. I am really excited about this sound. I foresee big things for this album.

Paper Bag Records continues to be amazing, and this record will be perfectly crafted as usual.

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AVAILABLE ON CD AND LIMITED EDITION 180 GRAM PINK VINYL W/ CD INCLUDED ON APRIL 16

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Born Ruffians from Toronto, Canada here. We’re writing to tell you we’ve just finished our third album – Birthmarks. When we wrote our first album, Red, Yellow & Blue, we all lived in a house in downtown Toronto. We jammed in the basement, which meant whenever we had an idea we could work it out right there that moment. Our second album, Say It, was different. We’d moved out of the house to separate apartments and wrote the record in a rehearsal space over a 6 month period.

These songs – Birthmarks – came out of a dusty living room in an old house, in between chopping wood and build- ing bonfires, playing crokinole at the kitchen table, cooking family dinners and shooting beer cans with a bow and arrow. We’d wake up, head downstairs from our rooms, and write.

We don’t want to tell you about what we think we sound like. We can tell you that this record will sound different. These songs lived with us, toured with us, got drunk with us and made our ears ring. Now, we get to hit the road and start making your ears ring. It took us almost three years writing all over the world, several months of farm life in the country, and a calendar year at Boombox Sound to finally finish Birthmarks. We think it’s time to show you what Born Ruffians birthed.

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