Bundle RUFF with Birthmarks CD, LP, Deluxe Edition CD to save 15%!!!
The deluxe edition is loaded with unique surprises! We could tell you what makes it so special, but in the internet age there's little mystery left in music and Born Ruffians love surprises. Order the deluxe edition and discover all the hidden treasures when you receive the vinyl!
*Because of the deluxe nature of this package, orders will be shipping after October 2nd, but a full album digital download will be available on October 2nd
Birthmarks: A key ingredient in the creation of Born Ruffians’ Birthmarks, was a remote farmhouse in rural Ontario. The band wanted to return to the days spent writing their debut, Red, Yellow & Blue, wherein they lived together and "whenever we had an idea we could work it out right there, that moment." Born Ruffians', often hilarious, time spent at the farmhouse was documented on video and shared with fans around the world via YouTube.
While some of Birthmarks was born on the farm, many of the songs were conceived long before. Luke Lalonde would write and demo constantly on his laptop, at home, on tour, in Toronto, Montreal, Midland, Australia, France, Germany, anywhere and everywhere inspiration might strike. Several songs were realized during the recording process in the studio. The twelve-track album was written and demoed over the course of three years and was produced by Roger Leavens at Boombox Sound in Toronto.
"We don't want to tell you about what we think we sound like," says the band's Mitch DeRossier. "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."
Birthmarks Deluxe: Less than a year after releasing Birthmarks, their fourth studio album, Toronto’s Born Ruffians are set to release it as a deluxe edition. The two-disc set includes the original twelve track album plus four unreleased tracks and five acoustic renditions of tracks from Birthmarks, including the single, ‘Needle.’ ‘Harmony,’ ‘Cherry Wine’ and ‘With An Ax’ were all recorded during the original recording of Birthmarks but can only be heard on the deluxe edition. First released April 16, 2013, Birthmarks was built from demos recorded by Luke Lalonde over the course of 3 years. Since then, the band has been on the road promoting the album, was nominated for a JUNO award, and recently released a free, acoustic EP featuring unreleased material.
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