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Stream Free MP3s from Aron D’Alesio

“The Sinatra of Hamilton”, Aron D’Alesio, has shared free streams of his lo-fi takes on Gene Pitney’s ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’ and Brian Hyland’s ‘Sealed With a Kiss’.

D’Alesio’s self-titled debut is out now on Paper Bag Records. He’s heading out on the road with Born Ruffians. Head here for details.


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Born Ruffians’ ‘Miss You’

The video for Born Ruffians ‘Miss You’ concludes a trio of videos from Leah Fay Goldstein and Peter Dreimanis from July Talk that includes ‘Love Too Soon’ and ‘Forget Me’ from their latest effort Uncle, Duke and The Chief, out now on Paper Bag Records.

“We had a lot of fun working on the third instalment in our trilogy of videos that we shot with Peter Dreimanis and Leah Fay Goldstein,” Luke Lalonde explained in a statement. “We spent the day in pretty realistic old man prosthetics, and we couldn’t help but be in character the whole time. We went straight method and embodied the role of ‘an old weirdo.’ The prosthetic skin felt very real to the touch, it was a glimpse into our potential future.”

Born Ruffians also announced the dates of their upcoming tour;

March 1st, 2018 – Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo – w Aron D’Alesio
March 2nd, 2018 – Kingston, ON – The Grad Club – w Aron D’Alesio
March 3rd, 2018 – Kingston, ON – The Grad Club – w Aron D’Alesio
March 7th, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – The 27 Club – w Brave Shores
March 8th, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – The 27 Club – w Brave Shores
March 9th, 2018 – Hamilton, ON – Mills Hardware – w Brave Shores *Sold Out
March 10th, 2018 – St. Catharines, ON – Warehouse – w Brave Shores
March 15th, 2018 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
March 16th, 2018 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub
March 17th, 2018 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt
March 18th, 2018 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5
March 19th, 2018 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room
March 21st, 2018 – Washington, DC – DC9
March 22nd, 2018 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
March 23rd, 2018 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
March 24th, 2018 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
April 4th, 2018 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace * Sold Out
April 5th, 2018 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace – with Brave Shores *Sold Out
April 6th, 2018 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace – Karaoke hosted by Nirvanna The Band The Show *Sold Out
April 7th, 2018 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace – with Aron D’Alesio *Sold Out
April 8th, 2018 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace – All Ages
April 25th, 2018 – London, ON – Rum Runners
April 26th, 2018 – Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
April 27th, 2018 – Milwaukee, WI – The Back Room at Colectivo
April 28th, 2018 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry
April 29th, 2018 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
May 1st, 2018 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
May 2nd, 2018 – Calgary, AB – SAIT’s Gateway
May 3rd, 2018 – Nelson, BC – Spiritbar at the Hume Hotel
May 4th, 2018 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
May 5th, 2018 – Victoria, BC – Capital Ballroom
May 7th, 2018 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
May 8th, 2018 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Long
May 10th, 2018 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
May 11th, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
May 12th, 2018 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
May 13th, 2018 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
May 14th, 2018 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
May 16th, 2018 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
May 17th, 2018 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
May 18th, 2018 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
May 19th, 2018 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
May 27, 2018 – Aachen, DE – Musikbunker
May 28, 2018 – Dortmund, DE – Sissikingkong
May 29, 2018 – Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang
May 30, 2018 – Berlin, DE – Musik & Frieden
May 31, 2018 – Prague, CZ – Meet Factory
June 1, 2018 – Erfurt, DE – Franz Mehlhose
June 2, 2018 – Darmstadt, DE – Bedroom Disco Open Air
June 4, 2018 – Roubaix, FR – La Cave au Poétes
June 5, 2018 – Paris, FR – Badaboum
June 6, 2018 – Bristol, UK – Exchange
June 7, 2018 – London, UK – Oslo
June 8, 2018 – Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen
June 9, 2018 – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast


Stream Born Ruffians’ ‘Miss You’ for Free

Born Ruffians have shared a free stream of ‘Miss You’ from their latest album Uncle, Duke & Chief, out on February 16 via Paper Bag Records.

The band also announced the dates of their upcoming tour;


Young Rival Get ‘Bent Out of Shape’ in New Video

Young Rival bust out a few dance moves in the video for ‘Bent Out of Shape’ from their latest release Interior Light, out now on Paper Bag Records.

Catch them on the following dates with Born Ruffians.


Stream Born Ruffians’ ‘When Things Get Pointless I Roll Away’ for Free

Born Ruffians have shared a free stream of ‘When Things Get Pointless I Roll Away’ from their forthcoming album RUFF, out on October 2 on Paper Bag Records.

The band had this to say about the track in a statement; “The second half of the track was improvised in the studio unexpectedly. Luke (Lalonde; guitarist and vocalist) was testing out vocal sounds and repeating the words “on and on and on and on”, which actually is the name of another song on the record (the one that coincidentally follows ‘When Things Get Pointless I Roll Away’). It was a rare, unique studio moment that led to the very atmospheric, moving feel of that vocal line. You can’t plan everything that’s going to happen when you make a record; sometimes the most interesting moments just happen organically.”

The new album finds Born Ruffians exploring self and aesthetics. It represents both a return to form and departure from convention. It’s a culmination and a disassembly of the band’s sound.

RUFF was written over the course of two years starting in 2013, some songs were even written in a few days or in a single band practice. They recorded the album with Jeff McMurrich over the course of three weeks and once again turned to Rusty Santos to produce the 11 track effort.

Catch Born Ruffians on the following dates;

* With Young Rival
Sep 12 Toronto, ON @ The Pheonix (Indie 88 2nd Birthday)
Sept 16 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa (POP Montreal)
Sep 17 Waterloo, ON @ Starlight
Sep 18 St Catharine’s, ON @ L3 Nightclub
Sep 19 Hamilton, ON @ Casbah
Sep 24 Burnstown, ON @ Neat
Sep 25 Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
Sep 26 Peterborough, ON @ The Red Dog
Oct 06 Manchester, UK @ Gullivers
Oct 07 London, UK @ 100 Club
Oct 08 Brighton, UK @ Patterns
Oct 10 Metz, FR @ Les Trinitiatres (Zikametz Festival)
Oct 11 Brussels, BE @ Botanique Witloof Bar
Oct 14 Paris, FR –@ La Cigale (MaMA Festival)
Oct 15 Dusseldorf, DE @ FFT
Oct 16 Munich, DE @ Milla
Oct 17 Berlin, DE @ Berghain Kantine
Oct 27 Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen *
Oct 28 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
Oct 29 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair*
Oct 30 Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street Nightclub*
Nov 02 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s*
Nov 03 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel*
Nov 04 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Backroom*
Nov 06 Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5*
Nov 07 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon*
Nov 08 Houston, TX @ Studio at Warehouse Live*
Nov 09 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada*
Nov 10 Austin, TX @ Sidewinder*
Nov 12 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar*
Nov 13 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Music Thing *
Nov 14 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom*
Nov 15 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s*
Nov 17 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios*
Nov 18 Seattle, WA @ Barboza*
Nov 19 Nanaimo, BC @ The Cambie Pub*
Nov 20 Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub*
Nov 21 Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial Theatre*
Nov 23 Nelson, BC @ Spiritbar*
Nov 26 Calgary, AB @ SAIT’s Gateway*
Nov 27 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room*
Nov 28 Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s*
Nov 29 Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre*
Nov 30 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry*
Dec 01 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall*
Dec 02 Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch*

Don’t Live Up
Stupid Dream
Yawn Tears
Don’t Worry Now
When Things Get Pointless I Roll Away
& On & On & On
Fuck Feelings
(Eat Shit) We Did It
We Made It
Let Me Get It Out
Shade To Shade


Stream or Download Born Ruffians’ ‘Oh Cecilia’ for Free

Kathleen Byers, aka Toronto’s dancing crossing guard, landed in hot water over her role in the video for Born Ruffians‘ ‘Oh Cecilia’ because she wore her uniform in the clip.

Byers was suspended but ultimately decided to quit. To thank everyone who supported her, the band is offering up a free stream/download of the single and check out the video the video for ‘Oh Cecilia’.


Videos For a Lazy Sunday: Born Ruffians’ ‘Oh Cecilia’

The video for Born Ruffians‘ ‘Oh Cecilia’, one of the new tracks on the two CD deluxe edition of Birthmarks, out now on Paper Bag Records, features Toronto’s dancing crossing guard Kathleen Byers.


Born Ruffians Announce Deluxe Edition of Birthmarks

Toronto’s Born Ruffians have announced that they will release a deluxe edition of their album Birthmarks via Paper Bag Records on March 25.

The album will feature all the original tracks plus four new ones as well as acoustic versions of five tracks from the album recorded by frontman Luke Lalonde outside of the studio in an intimate setting.

The band is releasing two acoustic tracks a week leading up to the album’s release, along with tasteful nude artwork, via their website.

Disc 1:
Needle
6-5000
Ocean’s Deep
Permanent Hesitation
Cold Pop
Golden Promises
Rage Flows
So Slow
With Her Shadow
Too Soaked To Break
Dancing On The Edge Of Our Graves
Never Age
Disc 2:
Harmony
Cherry Wine
Oh Cecilia (*Exclusive to CD)
With An Ax
Rage Flows (Acoustic)
Wandering Eye
Needle (Acoustic)
Never Age (Acoustic)
Your Sufferin’ Heart

Videos For a Lazy Sunday: Born Ruffians’ ‘Permanent Hesitation’

Born Ruffians have unveiled the video for ‘Permanent Hesitation’ from their album Birthmarks, out now via Paper Bag Records.

Directors Ron Eyal and Eleanor Burke devised an eight camera rig along with Eric Lin that allowed each camera to be aimed independently. The video’s multi-frame look was inspired by David Hockney‘s polaroid composite images that stitch together multiple images to create a single composite. It’s the first music video shot using this technique. Designer and animator Kristyn Hume provided the motion graphics.

The band also has dates coming up in Canada and Australia;

November 21st | Montreal, QC | M for Montreal
November 22nd | Toronto, ON | Danforth Music Hall
December 30th | Melbourne, Aus | Northcote Social Club
January 3rd | Sydney, Aus | Oxford Arts Club


M For Montreal Unveils Line-up

M For Montreal has unveiled the line-up for its eighth annual event, which will run from November 20 to 23.

The festival will be divided into two portions; the conference which will include panels and workshops with industry heavyweights as well as special professional activities and other programming. The festival brings together industry types, media and music fans.  The musical component features an eclectic line-up of up and coming artists and established artists.

The Official Selection features a hand-picked selection of 23 artists performing in intimate performances for fans and industry types. The Scion Sessions series, the ‘l’apres midi gratiut’ showcase and ‘Franco M’ in the evening will features some of the hottest acts coming out of Quebec.

The Official Selection artists include A Tribe Called Red, Dusted (Holy F*ck), Black Atlass, Magical Cloudz, Murray Lightburn (The Dears), Seoul, Born Ruffians, Odonis Odonis, TOPS, Solar Year, Foxtrott, Tommy Kruise, Misteur Valaire, Groenland, Elliot Maginot, Andy Shauf, The Lemming Ways, Les Jupes, Dead Obies, Ponctuation, Forêt, Jason Bajada and Jimmy Hunt.

The M Fest component of M For Montreal will feature 75 acts including  Mac DeMarco, Thundercat, Thus:Owls (members of Patrick Watson’s band), Laura Mvula, Young Galaxy, A Wilhelm Scream, Paul Langlois (The Tragically Hip), Grand Analog, High Dials, Damien Robitaille, The Damn Truth, Kandle (members of Broken Social Scene) and many more.

M For Montreal will also join forces with CMJ and Brooklyn Vegan for a showcase featuring Duchess Says and We Are Wolves sharing the stage in their hometown for the first time in years.’

The conference and panel discussions will give music fans and aspiring musicians alike the chance to mingle with industry bigwigs such as Alan Cross, Benji Rogers (CEO, PledgeMusic), Derrick Fung (CEO, Tunezy), Isaac Bess (YouTube Music), Huw Stephens (host, BBC Radio 1), Tom Windish (CEO, The Windish Agency), Jake Gold (The Management Trust), Martin Elbourne (Glastonbury and WOMAD), Rachel Noonan (RDIO), Ricki Askin (VICE MEDIA- Music Supervision), and many more.

The event is open to holders of delegate badges, panel passports or individual tickets.