The Download: New Junior Boys MP3
Last week, Ontario’s Junior Boys announced an extensive North American tour to promote its forthcoming LP. The duo is naming the album Begon Dull Care after a short film from Canadian animator Norman McLaren. From the official press release:
“On Begone Dull Care, there isn’t a single sound emitted that feels out of place or like an afterthought. There is a measured restraint that’s rarely employed in modern pop music and it’s the precision and restraint in the arrangements that only serve to magnify what is there. And what is there is exceptional… from the post-industrial stomp of opener “Parallel Lines” to the soothing romanticism of “What It’s For,” which brings the album to an achingly soft close. Lead single, “Hazel” could well be described as “Sign O The Times” re-imagined as an effervescent song of romantic yearning instead of the predecessor’s dark reflection of Reagan’s America.”
Download “Hazel” below (thanks to Music for Ants), and stream “Parallel Lines” at the Domino Records label site. Begone Dull Care will be available from US retailers on April 7 and in the JB’s native country two weeks prior. Catch them (along with label mates Max Tundra), at the Record Bar on April 24.
MP3: Junior Boys, “Hazel,” Begone Dull Care (Domino)