JUST LISTEN: Born Ruffians “Miss You”


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JUST LISTEN: Born Ruffians “Miss You”

The Deets:

Who: Born Ruffians
Song: “Miss You”
Appears On: Taken from the upcoming new album, Uncle, Duke & The Chief out on February 16th via Paper Bag Records
Current Location: Toronto
Info:”I found this old voice memo on my phone from 2015 called ‘I miss you so much baby’,” says the band’s Luke Lalonde. “It was just the chorus of ‘Miss You’ with vocal and piano, very early 60s vibe. I guess I just heard it on the right night when I had a guitar at hand and the rest of the song came very quickly. I think the narrator is a mix of pure ego and emotional suffering. He thinks the people walking by him on the sidewalk actually care about him, or are paying attention to him. This guy is sort of full of himself but he’s proud of his pain and his longing, he feels like it elevates him somehow and he wants to show it off.”

Born Ruffians’ new album, Uncle, Duke & The Chief, feels brashly defiant in its embrace of old-school rock ‘n’ roll aesthetics. In lieu of mouse-clicked studio trickery, it invites you to bask in the natural reverb of the handclaps, tambourine rattles, and booming drum beats bouncing off the studio walls. It is a record less concerned with what sounds hip than what feels good. Uncle Duke & The Chief was produced by Richard Swift (Foxygen, Tennis, Nathaniel Rateliff).
Comments: A rousing anthem that harkens back to the best of 60’s rock ‘n’ roll, the energetic Born Ruffians continue to prove to be one of Canada’s best bands, and “Miss You” is more reassurance that this band isn’t going anywhere. “Miss You” is an honest song that will have you singing at the top of your lungs alongside Born Ruffians.


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Upcoming Live Dates:

March 1st, 2018 – Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo – w Aron D’Alesio
March 2nd, 2018 – Kingston, ON – The Grad Club – w Aron D’Alesio
March 3rd, 2018 – Kingston, ON – The Grad Club – w Aron D’Alesio
March 7th, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – The 27 Club – w Brave Shores
March 8th, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – The 27 Club – w Brave Shores
March 9th, 2018 – Hamilton, ON – Mills Hardware – w Brave Shores *Sold Out
March 10th, 2018 – St. Catharines, ON – Warehouse – w Brave Shores
March 15th, 2018 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
March 16th, 2018 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub
March 17th, 2018 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt
March 18th, 2018 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5
March 19th, 2018 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room
March 21st, 2018 – Washington, DC – DC9
March 22nd, 2018 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
March 23rd, 2018 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
March 24th, 2018 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
April 4th, 2018 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace * Sold Out
April 5th, 2018 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace – with Brave Shores
April 6th, 2018 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace – Karaoke hosted by Nirvanna The Band The Show *Sold Out
April 7th, 2018 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace – with Aron D’Alesio *Sold Out
April 8th, 2018 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace – All Ages
April 25th, 2018 – London, ON – Rum Runners
April 26th, 2018 – Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
April 27th, 2018 – Milwaukee, WI – The Back Room at Colectivo
April 28th, 2018 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry
April 29th, 2018 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
May 1st, 2018 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
May 2nd, 2018 – Calgary, AB – SAIT’s Gateway
May 3rd, 2018 – Nelson, BC – Spiritbar at the Hume Hotel
May 4th, 2018 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
May 5th, 2018 – Victoria, BC – Capital Ballroom
May 7th, 2018 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
May 8th, 2018 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Long
May 10th, 2018 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
May 11th, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
May 12th, 2018 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
May 13th, 2018 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
May 14th, 2018 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
May 16th, 2018 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
May 17th, 2018 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
May 18th, 2018 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
May 19th, 2018 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean

Check out our photo gallery below from when we caught Born Ruffians at Aisle 5 in Atlanta in November of 2015,  catch them again with us at Aisle 5 this upcoming March 18th. Photos by Matthew Warren:


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