Born Ruffians announce ‘RUFF’ digital-only deluxe edition + ‘XTRA RUFF’ EP

Born Ruffians

Born Ruffians will release a digital-only deluxe edition of ‘RUFF’ and ‘XTRA RUFF’ EP on April 22. Featuring four previously unreleased bonus tracks not featured on the original album, the deluxe edition and ‘XTRA RUFF’ EP are now available for pre-order – deluxe or EP – with instant download of You Loser.

Recorded during the ‘RUFF’ sessions in Toronto, the bouncy, cathartic You Loser and the sombre I Need Ya were included on a hidden bonus 7-inch in the gatefold of the vinyl-only deluxe edition released in October 2015. Both tracks are included on the digital deluxe edition and ‘XTRA RUFF’ EP. Also featured are It Could Be So, a song featuring Luke Lalonde’s signature guitar-picking and beautifully rhythmic lyrics and melody. An alternate version of Shade To Shade closes out the EP.

Born Ruffians are also releasing a weekly web series, titled ‘B-ROLL’, with footage of their travels, compiled and edited by the band.  Check it out here.

The band’s fourth album, ‘RUFF,’ was recorded in just three weeks in Toronto by Jeff McMurrich (Jennifer Castle, The Constantines, Fucked Up) and mixed in New York by Rusty Santos (Animal Collective, Eric Copeland, Owen Pallett), who produced their acclaimed album, ‘Red, Yellow & Blue,’ and its follow up, ‘Say It’.



‘XTRA RUFF’ track listing:
1. I Need Ya
2. It Could Be So
3. You Loser
4. Shade To Shade (Alternate Version)



Tour dates:
April 6 – Atelier 210 Bruxelles – Brussel, Belgium
April 7 – Gleis 22 – Münster, Germany
April 8 – Le Plan – Ris Orangis, France
April 9 – Melkweg Theater – Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 3 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
May 4 – Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY
May 5 – Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA
May 6 – Monty Hall – Jersey City, NJ
May 7 – Johnny Brenda’s  – Philadelphia, PA
May 8 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA
May 10 – King’s Barcade – Raleigh, NC
May 11 – Aisle 5 – Atlanta, GA
May 12 – Haymarket Whiskey Bar – Louisville, KY
May 13 – The Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
May 14 – Mohawk Place  – Buffalo, NY

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