Junior Boys Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
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Synth-pop dudes Junior Boys recently released their first album in half a decade, and they’ve been welcomed back in the best possible way: by having the legendary Robert Hood one of the album’s tracks! Big Black Coat gets sliced and diced into a full-on 9-minute floorfiller: the Boys must be chuffed. 12” on Dan Snaith’s Jiaolong imprint.
Junior Boys haven’t released a full-length album for half a decade: a good length of time in which to carefully construct a very strong brace of soulful synth-pop songs. Big Black Coat has a sleeve straight out of the 80’s, and there is an aspect of that in the style of the sound. But the production also has an unmistakably modern stamp on it (well, post-2000 at least). On City Slang.
Dan Snaith (of Caribou, Daphni) releases another colourful club pleasure-ride on his Jialong label. Junior Boys’ What You Won’t Do For Love will feature on their forthcoming full-length on City Slang, but here it stretches out over a whole 12”, with a dub instrumental version thrown in too. Party.