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Comprised of members Luke Lalonde (guitar, vocals), Mitch Derosier (bass), Steve Hamelin (drums) and Andy Lloyd (keyboard/guitar), Born Ruffians are an indie pop/rock band hailing from the small town of Midland, Ontario. The band formed in 2004 under the name Mornington Drive. The band started making music together in high school (excluding Lloyd, who joined during the release of 2010’s Say It), where Mitch and Luke, who are cousins, met Steve Hamelin. They cite bands ranging from The Strokes to Caribou as their influences, and have a ranging sound.

Born Ruffians released their first album under their current name in 2006. The self-titled EP was followed by the 2008 release of ”Red, Yellow & Blue”. Their sophomore album was critically well received, earning an Independent Music Awards nomination for Pop/Rock Album of the year. In 2010, Born Ruffians released their second full-length album, ”Say It”.

In April of 2013, the band released their latest LP, titled ”Birthmarks”, with Yep Roc and Paper Bag Records. They are currently touring in support of the album.

For more information, visit or Luke Lalonde has a website with information on his solo album, ”Rhythymnals”, at


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  • drinkyourjuice

    Little Garcon -> best song ever

    24 Jun 2014 Reply
  • tynosaur

    I really like Birthmarks, but the Acoustic EP that came after (or the deluxe edition bonus disc, whatever you wanna call it) is some of the most beautiful music I've heard in a long time. I love Luke's voice paired with an acoustic guitar.

    22 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Panda_Claws

    New song from the Deluxe edition of Birthmarks are bueno.

    31 Mar 2014 Reply
  • BM128

    Piss off.

    20 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Panda_Claws if you think the other version of hummingbird is better than this one. you're fucking stupid.

    14 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Panda_Claws

    Very excellent tracks on the Little Garcon ep!!

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • rgurney

    I have two spare tickets for Thursday's show at Concrete in London (19/09/2013) - face value, anyone interested?

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • mrmocha

    OK, so I'm starting to like the new album... who knew!? I found that without the context of their other albums and the lofty expectations after their first EP, Birthmarks is pretty strong.

    27 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Two-Sails

    We recorded Born Ruffians record release show at the Bowery Ballroom in NY. Check it out on our blog (link on our Last.FM page). Enjoy!

    19 Jun 2013 Reply
  • elesde86

    bit boring new album,opening track is best 4me

    29 Apr 2013 Reply
  • typhlosionisme

    i was into the first half but the second half is like really boring :x

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
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    8 Apr 2013 Reply
  • ColorMeSexy

    So good! Everything they do is top notch. Rage Flows is my kind of vibe.

    29 Mar 2013 Reply
  • raffy_rillo

    Love the new album.

    24 Mar 2013 Reply
  • falloftroys

    I feel weird about the new album.

    22 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Panda_Claws

    Birthmarks is bueno.

    22 Mar 2013 Reply
  • R-Mac

    Can I get that new album now? I don't know what kind of haterade yall sippin on, but dat Needle track is straight fire!! Straight monkey bananas, yo. Yeah, it's Fleet Foxy, but it's kind of Shins-y as well. NEITHER IS INTRINSICALLY A BAD THING. "They sound like band x" does not translate into "It sucks." They didn't lose 100% of their originality, they just copped an influence. It's a bouncy and fun track, and yall need to comme des fuckdown.

    21 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Jedidude77

    here's hopping the new album is much less bad

    8 Mar 2013 Reply
  • falloftroys

    reaaaaally hope the new album is good

    5 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Forlong

    Haha I'm tempted to post Needle on the Fleet Foxes shoutbox and say it's their new sound. Beginning is uncanny.

    26 Feb 2013 Reply
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