When I think about some of my favorite albums of the year so far, I keep finding that Born Ruffians’ Red, Yellow & Blue (available at Insound) sneaks up on me.
It’s full of disjointed, poppy energy. The hooks don’t immediately reveal themselves – until later, when you find yourself chanting their call-and-response choruses.
We enjoyed their opening set for Cadence Weapon in March, so I’m happy to see them come back for an Oct. 18 show at Modified with Plants and Animals. Tickets ($11) are on sale here.
(Mind you, one of the most ridiculously/hilariously titled songs – say it out loud! – but also insanely catchy.)
Video for I Need a Life: