It's All True, the bold new album from JUNIOR BOYS, will be released on June 17th in Australia. The release will be preceded by the digital single for the epic 9-minute "Banana Ripple," which will come with remixes by The Field and legendary disco mixer Tom Moulton. As part of the album announcement, Domino is offering a free download of the album track "ep" at the following link and is available now: http://www.dominorecordco.com/juniorboys/
The striking image included with this announcement is a detail of the album's cover, a deceptively abstract image taken by Jeremy Greenspan's sister of the UK Pavilion in Shanghai, China. Greenspan made an extended visit to Shanghai to write and begin recording It's All True.
Traces of the influence of the trip can not only be seen but heard in tracks like the album opener "Itchy Fingers" whose exotic middle eight features local musicians Greenspan recorded during his sojourn. With much of the album composed and conceived, Greenspan returned to his native Hamilton, Ontario and was joined by Matthew Didemus to record in earnest at the band's recently constructed studio where Greenspan had recently mixed and recorded a few tracks on Caribou's most recent album, Swim.
From the word "go," It's All True has a spring in its step as opening track "Itchy Fingers" features lofty bpms in a range never explored on record by the group before and then, just as suddenly, the band shift gears to the sparse, brooding "Playtime." From the confident stomp of "You'll Improve Me" and the sophisticated pop of "A Truly Happy Ending" to the epic album closer of "Banana Ripple," It's All True is by far the Junior Boys most accomplished album to date.
Junior Boys will be touring around the world in 2011 with their first dates kicking off in early June in their native Canada, to be followed be extensive touring of the US and Europe. Dates will begin to be announced shortly.
Tracklist: 1. Itchy Fingers 2. Playtime 3. You'll Improve Me 4. A Truly Happy Ending 5. The Reservoir 6. Second Chance 7. Kick The Can 8. ep 9. Banana Ripple
Recorded in Shanghai, Berlin and Hamilton, Ontario Produced and mixed by Jeremy Greenspan and Matthew Didemus Mastered by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service
If you are unfamiliar with this band, have a listen to 'In The Morning' below: