Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Born Ruffians

Born Ruffians - Retard Canard
Born Ruffians - Nova Leigh

Truth be told, this is quite an endearing and delightful album. Say It is packed with wild, punchy melodies and innovative guitar-work (don't forget those distinctive vocals), and with it, Born Ruffians continue to display their jaunty eloquence in songwriting. They've remained unapologetic in their methods, which are quirky and whimsical, and achieved by playfully flirting/tinkering with time signatures and off-kilter syncopation. Will owning this album demonstrate a lighthearted affinity to modern indie-pop music? Or maybe a more serious and discerning prowess in musical taste? I'd like to think both.

Say It will be released on June 1st, via Warp