Born Ruffians will release a digital-only single on 4 May. It's called What to Say, and the B-side is the song "Plinky Plonky." On 1 June, their second full-length will come out. It's called Say It, and I, for one, am highly anticipating it! Here's the video for the first single, directed by Jared Raab with help from computer programmer and artist Rob Bairos:
Go see Born Ruffians all over North America in June. I'm aiming to be at their tour kickoff on 28 May at the Horseshoe Tavern.
Download: Born Ruffians, "Sole Brother" (Say It, 2010).
Valery Gore performed at Sonic Boom during Record Store Day. Here's a live video:
And METZ was at Sonic Boom that day, too.
Circle Research recently released a new album, Gardiner Express. Here's a video for one of the songs on it, "You Don't Know Me."