Born Ruffians gave fans a taste of their new material on New Year's Day when they posted a stream of new song "With Her Shadow", which is now available for download. The Ontario-based four-piece are excited to reveal details of their upcoming third long-player, Birthmarks, which will be released in the United States on April 16th by Yep Roc. The twelve-track album was written and demoed over the past three years and was produced by Roger Leavens at Boombox Sound in Toronto. Tour dates to support the album will be announced soon.
A key ingredient to the creation of Birthmarks was a remote farmhouse in rural Ontario. The band wanted to return to the days spent writing their debut, Red, Yellow & Blue when they lived together and "whenever we had an idea we could work it out right there that moment." Their time spent at the farmhouse was often hilarious and was documented on video which can be viewed here.
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 and on tour: Toronto, Montreal, Midland, Australia, France, Germany... everywhere. Several songs were realized during the recording process in the studio.
"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 Track Listing:
3. Ocean's Deep
4. Permanent Hesitation
5. Cold Pop
6. Golden Promises
7. Rage Flows
8. So Slow
9. With Her Shadow
10. Too Soaked To Break
11. Dancing On The Edge Of Our Graves
12. Never Age