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Born Ruffians - Uncle, Duke & The Chief - Bundle (PRE ORDER)

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Tracklist:

  1. Forget Me

  2. Miss You

  3. Side Tracked

  4. Fade To Black

  5. Love Too Soon

  6. Spread So Thin

  7. Tricky

  8. Ring That Bell

  9. Working Together

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Bundle Uncle, Duke & The Chief with RUFF and Birthmarks to save 25%!

All Pre-Orders Come with a 12x12 poster signed by the band!

LPs feature limited edition clear vinyl


Uncle, Duke & The Chief

Produced by Richard Swift (Foxygen, The Shins), Uncle, Duke & The Chief is a record less concerned with what sounds hip than what feels good. In the Ruffians’ case that meant shedding some of their more arty influences (the Pixies, Talking Heads) and reconnecting with the sounds they first heard on their parents’ turntables as kids: Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, and pre-psychedelic Beatles. “It’s about going back to the deepest, most satisfying itch to scratch,” says lead singer Luke Lalonde. And in doing so, the album takes you back to a time when the Ruffians sounded less like a band and more like a gang, raising a wild ruckus and speaking in telepathic tongues.

RUFF

RUFF was written in a fevered period of inspiration, and recorded in just three weeks in Toronto by Jeff McMurrich (Fucked Up, Alvvays). The band’s trusted friend Rusty Santos (Animal Collective), who produced their acclaimed album, Red, Yellow & Blue, mixed RUFF in New York. During the album’s conceptualizing stages, the group’s creative nucleus of Luke and Mitch were artistically fueled by the self-possessed individualism of such bands as The Clash, Fugazi, Ought, Twin peaks, and the Beastie Boys. Often, the songs for RUFF were half written right before band practice and finished the same day as a collective creative effort.

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."

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Track List (use ordered list)
Tracklist:
  1. Forget Me
  2. Miss You
  3. Side Tracked
  4. Fade To Black
  5. Love Too Soon
  6. Spread So Thin
  7. Tricky
  8. Ring That Bell
  9. Working Together