Born Ruffians, 'Say It' (Warp)

6
Say It
Critical Mass
Label: Warp

by Spencer Kornhaber

After a scrappy, catchy 2008 debut, this Toronto trio apparently decided to drop out of contention for the indie-pop crown and aim instead for simplicity, strangeness, and soul. While the music unhurriedly cops from Afropop and Stax, frontman Luke LaLonde imitates David Byrne and yowls out semi-profound puns that are equal parts groan and grin. "Sole Brother" is a litmus test: If you don't dig this slightly sinister, three-act meditation on siblinghood, which ends with LaLonde wishing he was Ghostface's brother, then you're just not on the band's weird wavelength.

BUY:

iTunesAmazon

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 KLOË — Grip " 03:24
  • 2 Dead Right! — Rising Tide (Saint Motel Remix) " 03:17
  • 3 The-Dream — Fruition " 04:33
  • 4 A. G. Cook — What I Mean " 04:06
  • 5 Howardian — Be Fruitful " 02:03
  • 6 The Suffers — Make Some Room " 04:34

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA