It’s time for the Junior Boys to go bananas as they release the first single from their upcoming album It’s All True.
Apparently inspired by a veritable smorgasbord of influences (namely Orson Welles, Howard Hughes, China, Shanghai, Japan, banana ripple ice cream, Carl Craig and analogue synths) ‘Banana Ripple’ is a slice of pitch perfect pop in the classic Junior Boys style.
Take a listen to the track below, and follow this link to grab a free download of ‘EP’ from the album.
In related news the boys will be embarking on a massive tour this year – check the dates below.
Jun 09 Toronto ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
Jun 10 Ottawa ON – Mavericks
Jun 11 Montreal QC – La Salla Rossa
Jun 12 Cambridge MA – Middle East
Jun 14 New York NY – Webster Hall
Jun 16 Washington DC – Black Cat
Jun 17 Philadelphia PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Jun 18 Charlottesville VA – Jefferson Theater
Jun 20 Atlanta GA – The Earl
Jun 21 Nashville TN – Mercy Lounge
Jun 22 Louisville KY – Headliners
Jun 24 Chicago IL – Metro
Jun 25 Pontiac MI – The Pike Room at the Crofoot
Jun 30 UK London – XOYO
Jul 02 France Paris – Cabaret Sauvage
Jul 09 Holland Amsterdam – Pitch
Jul 14 Sweden Hultsfred – Hultsfred Festival
Jul 15 Germany Hamburg – Uebel & Gefährlich
Jul 16 Germany Gräfenhainichen – MELT Festival
Jul 17 Belgium – Dour Dour Festival
Aug 04 Austria Vienna – Fluc
Aug 05 Poland Katowice – OFF Festival
Junior Boys will be releasing their fourth album this Summer, entitled It’s All True. The album features nine tracks of which you can hear one already off of the LP called ‘ep’.
Their last album Begone Dull Care was released in 2009 to a mixed reception, but we’ve yet to see a true return to form for the Canadians Jeremy Greenspan & Matt Didemus. Not since their sophomore So This Is Goodbye in 2006 and the brilliant tunes ‘Teach Me How To Fight’ or ‘Three Words’ on 2004’s Last Exit, have we seen Junior Boys climb those epic electro-pop heights.
Still, the initial taster ‘ep’ sounds very promising, tinkering keys and a killer chorus to boot.
If you enter your email address at this website you will receive a free MP3 of the track ‘ep’. Nothing else is known about the LP as yet, so stay posted for more details.
Listen to ‘ep’ right here:
1. Itchy Fingers
3. You’ll Improve Me
4. A Truly Happy Ending
5. The Reservoir
6. Second Chance
7. Kick The Can
9. Banana Ripple
Domino Records will release It’s All True on June 13th