New video – ‘Permanent Hesitation’
Taken from the album ‘Birthmarks’
“Birthmarks never feels contrived and edges the band towards greatness” – Clash
“they have found their musical groove and are flourishing because of it.” – DIY, 8/10
“grabs listeners by the heartstrings” – Notion Magazine
“undoubtedly the Canadian group’s best effort to date” – The 405, 8/10
Birthmarks was released earlier in 2013 on Yep Roc everywhere outside of Canada, where it was released on their longtime home of Paperbag Records. The album – which Pitchfork called “their most refined work to date” following the new-found approach of co-production between Lalonde and Roger Leavens, follows on from their 2010 album Say It and is the first time that Born Ruffians have recorded material without prior rigorous road testing; allowing for fresh and more mature sounding results to come from the album sessions which took place at Canada’s Boombox Studios.