When it comes to musical simplicity, is there a more perfect, primary triumvirate than guitar, drums and bass? The guitar flares with warning; the cymbals and snares flash in the heat of panic; the bass drops anchor in the depths. Toronto trio Born Ruffians (not a gruff group, it should be noted) uses these three instruments to channel Violent Femmes via Clap Your Hands Say Yeah with bits of Modest Mouse and the Dismemberment Plan. Unlike the en vogue ensembles that have come from the 44th parallel in recent years, they balance jumpy and carefully measured angles like a tripod, trading yelps over... More >>>