May 11, 2006


Luke Lalonde of Toronto band, born RUFFIANS, has a voice which vaguely resembles Gordon Gano of The Violent Femmes, but it stretches into David Byrne shapes. I've only heard these three tracks and now I'm expecting big things from this Toronto trio [Lalonde also plays guitar, while Mitch DeRosier handles bass and Steve Hamelin drums]. They have the sound, and a sense of humour within that sound, to generate a shitstorm of buzz within the mp3 blog community, indie zines and websites. These song arrangements are sparse, simple, and embroidered by hand claps, yelps, and ear catching lyrics. The band is unsigned and, as far as I know, have only one recording to their credit, the EP, Raised Huns.

+ raised huns
+ hedonistic me
+ this sentence

Upcoming Dates
May 25 2006 9:00P
Sneaky Dee's (The Bicycles' Tour Fundraiser Show) w/ The Old Soul and Bicycles Toronto
May 26 2006 9:00P
The Gap of Dunloe Ottawa
Jun 8 2006 8:00P
NXNE @ The Boat Toronto
Jun 19 2006 8:00P
Horseshoe Tavern w/ DON CABALLERO Toronto

band website [under construction]
myspace page

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  1. Anonymous5:07:00 AM

    U of T represent!

  2. Anonymous2:45:00 PM

    good stuff!

  3. Anonymous7:44:00 PM

    These guys are from my town... I'm loving them. Can't wait to see their names in lights!