Sunday, 15 March 2009
Canadians Junior Boys release their third album Begone Dull Care on May 11th in the UK, with single ‘Hazel’ recieving a physical 20th April release through Domino.
The web buzz around their new material is highly merited, as Begone Dull Care is a stunning record; an immaculately produced mix of synth-pop and MOR songwriting.
In a recent interview with Fact magazine, singer Jeremy Greenspan described the album as about "making music, the unpredictability of it, the imperfection of the conditions, the sense of discovery...unstable instruments and unstable ideas." Their languid, drawn out songwriting remains, but in keeping with the ‘working’ theme, there’s a greater methodicalness on show throughout Begone Dull Care.
In amongst the graft and toil, Hazel screams 'Pop song', with nods to 70s easy listening rock and early electronica.
Chilling album opener ‘Parrallel Lines’ is now streaming on the Junior Boys Domino artist page.
The band tour Canada and North America throughout April and May, with rescheduled UK and dates promised for June, dates below.
5 London – The Arches
7 Dublin – Academy
9 Manchester – Club Academy