Been awhile since you checked in with Born Ruffians? Fortunately for you, the Ruffians are veritably bubbling over with new music at the moment. The spiky, psych-y SQUEEZE arrived on Oct. 2, 2020, a mere six months after the release last April of the bold ‘n’ brassy JUICE. Not that SQUEEZE itself is particularly distracted from present-day realities. Although written well before the global pandemic lockdown with which JUICE’s spring release expertly coincided, the new album’s nine songs were birthed in the shadow of Brexit and Donald Trump, and lead singer Luke Lalonde found himself switched-on by present day circumstances. Now more than ever, Born Ruffians simply lean into the material and act like the confident and experienced and altogether singular rock ‘n’ roll combo that they are.