Tag: Born Ruffians

Release Radar 10/2/20: Sinead O'Connor vs Perry Ferrell

Release Radar 10/2/20: Sinead O'Connor vs Perry Ferrell
It’s 41 degrees outside this morning, with a high of 50 today here in the Windy City. I think it’s safe to say, that Winter is knocking on Fall’s door. Strange, and almost exciting, to see Sinead O’Connor in my Release Radar, with “Trouble of the World.” This title couldn’t ring more true for anyone... Read more »

Release Radar 3/13/20: James vs The Killers

Release Radar 3/13/20: James vs The Killers
So why is James on my RADAR this week? Apparently there is a two-CD compilation coming out that compiles two earlier releases from Sire and Blanco Y Negro, 1986’s Stutter and 1988’s Strip-mine. Both editions have been expanded and remastered in a nice package called Justhipper. My girl Vegabond returns with “In A Bind.” I... Read more »

Release Radar 2/14/20: Rolling Blackouts vs Surfer Blood

Release Radar 2/14/20: Rolling Blackouts vs Surfer Blood
We finally get a taste of the Rolling Blackouts new music, and here’s what I think. I think it picks up right where they left off, but I need to explore the space more. Surfer Blood returns with a rocker and I love the idea behind the song, “Parkland (Into The Silence).” We need more... Read more »
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Born Ruffians Ready Birthmarks

Speaking of vinyl. Born Ruffians are dropping some HOT PINK PLATES for their latest release Birthmarks. You can take a listen to the beautiful first single “Needle” below, it’s possibly the best thing they have done to date. The other song released “With Her Shadow,” reminds me of Simon and Garfunkel, with it’s sparse instrumentation... Read more »