Audio & Video: Born Ruffians, Howler, Tegan & Sara on Daytrotter, new Alexisonfire, Rihanna feat. Drake, exclusive download from Kirby, & more

In this edition of the A/V I roundup new video from Born Ruffians, a Southern Souls session featuring Howler, plus live video from Jimmy Eat World and Sufjan Stevens, who visited Toronto last week. Daytrotter showcases Tegan & Sara; while Rhianna colabs with TO's Drake, and Alexisonfire offer up a brand new track via MySpace. Finally, I also feature singer-songwriter Kirby (of Leominster) in this weeks Indie Exclusive download.

Featured Videos
• Born Ruffians - "Nova Leigh"
• Howler - "Jesse James"
• Live: Jimmy Eat World - "23"
• Live: Sufjan Stevens - "Too Much"

Featured Audio
• Tegan & Sara (Daytrotter Session)
• Rihanna feat. Drake - "What's My Name"
• Alexisonfire - "Dog's Blood"
• BlogTO Indie Exclusive: Kirby - "When The Princess Won't Sing"

Video

Born Ruffians - "Nova Leigh" (official music video)

Howler - "Jesse James" (a session from Southern Souls)

Audio

Tegan & Sara (Daytrotter Session)
Canada's favourite set of musical twins, Tegan & Sara, are featured this week on Daytrotter, giving fans a four song acoustic set before taking time off to rest after a year and a half of touring their latest record Sainthood. [LINK]

Rihanna feat. Drake - "What's My Name"
Thanks to Rap-Up, the second single off Rihanna's fifth LP Loud (dropping November 16) is available for download. "What's My Name" features renowned Toronto emcee, and Degrassi alumni, Drake, further fuelling the rumours of a romance between the two. [MP3]

Alexisonfire - "Dog's Blood"
Alexisonfire have released the title track off their upcoming EP "Dog's Blood" via the bands MySpace. The boys hit the road earlier this month in preparation for the record, which features four new songs and scheduled to be released November 2 both digitally and on vinyl.

blogTO Indie Exclusive: Kirby - "When The Princess Won't Sing"
Kirby (of Leominster), a songwriter originally from Burlington, ON, has had quite a career since pursuing music full-time in 2008. Numerous cross-Canada tours, a solid fan-base that continues to grow, and an incredible work ethic driven by his passion to do what he loves. His solo-career has seen the release of several EPs, including The Good Fight, the EP that gives us this week's track, "When The Princess Won't Sing". Kirby looks to continue his success with his new band Leominster, a project still coming to fruition in the studio.
[MP3]

Toronto Live

Jimmy Eat World - "23" (Kool Haus, October 17)

Sufjan Stevens - "Too Much" (Massey Hall, October 13)

Lead photo of Born Ruffians by This Kind Of Music.


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