Born Ruffians announce ‘Plinky Plonk’ EP

Music News | By on Oct 7th, 2010

Canadian foursome and purveyors of angular infectious indie Born Ruffians are currently touring the globe, and in celebration of said tour, are releasing a special seven track EP.

The Plinky Plonk EP (artwork above) contains two new tracks, “Like When You” and “Pool Party Fun,” along with “First Date Kid,” a collaboration with Tokyo Police Club.” You can hear the track at AlternativePress.com.

Additionally, the Plinky Plonk EP also includes reworked and remixed versions of Say It tracks – An entirely new version of album track ‘Retard Canard’ along with remixes by VOWLS and touring buddies The Acorn, who join the band for their forthcoming dates in Leeds and London.

The CD (limited to 1000 worldwide) will initially be available only at the band’s shows, with a digital release on November 15.

EP tracklisting:

1. Plinky Plonky
2. Like When You
3. First Date Kid
4. Retard Canard II
5. Pool Party Fun
6. What To Say (VOWLS Remix)
7. Nova-Leigh (Acorn Remix)

In related news, Born Ruffians recently visited Daytrotter and recorded the songs ” Retard Canard,” “Higher and Higher,” “Oh Man,” and “The Ballad Of Bruce Moose.” Daytrotter says, “Born Ruffians music is never gamey. It never tastes like, or sounds like something that’s been spoiled already, something that’s been sitting under the hot lamps, waiting to be chosen out of the buffet line. These aren’t songs about the standard things. LaLonde chooses to write about the pretty specifics and stays specific with them, rather than taking on the vagaries of others, attempting to shed any kind of new light on them.

There is a domestic flair to some of his songs and he takes them into a personal domain that still gets to feeling as if the subject matter was something of an epidemic and easily transferred to nearly everyone listening. It’s as if we’re hearing a very atypical diary entry being sung to us, one that’s not at all self-indulgent and is actually more poignant, interesting and descriptive than most would be. It feels as if the words can change on us, as if that would be an alright thing. It’s just twice as many insights and that’s perfectly okay.”

Tour Dates:

10/7 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
10/8 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
10/9 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
10/10 -Orlando, FL – Backbooth
10/11-Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder
10/12 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
10/13 – Houston, TX – Mango’s
10/14 – Austin, TX – Emos
10/15 – Denton, TX – Haileys
10/16 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
10/17 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
10/18 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
10/19 – Reno, NV – Tonic Bar
10/20 – La Jolla, CA – The Loft / UCSD
10/21 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
10/22 – San Francisco, CA Bottom of The Hill
10/23 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir
10/25 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
10/26 – Missoula, MT – TBA
10/28 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
10/29 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
10/30 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic
11/18 – Edinburgh, UK – Electric Circus
11/19 – Liverpool, UK – O2 Academy
11/20 – Manchester, UK – Ruby Lounge
11/21 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social
11/23 – Brighton, UK – Audio
11/24 – London, UK – Scala
11/25 – Uterecht, NL – Le Guess Who Festival @ Tivoli Oudegracht
11/27 – Munich, DE – On 3 Festival
11/28 – Schorndorf, DE – Manufaktur
11/29 – Dusseldorf, DE – Zakk
11/30 – Frankfurt, DE – Das Bett
12/01 – Gent, BE – Charlatan
12/02 – Lille, FR – La Peniche
12/03 – Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie
12/04 – Lyon, FR – Marche Gare
12/06 – Rouen, FR Le 106
12/07 – Strasbourg, FR – La Laiterie

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