Junior Boys Get Remixed, Tour
- Words: Cameron Octigan
Hamilton, Ontario residents Jeremy Greenspan and Johnny Dark (a.k.a. Junior Boys) started out as little more than label-rejected knob tweakers confined to their bedrooms. That was 2001, but things are different six years later. Greenspan's and Dark's distinct and smooth melding of '80s pop, champagne soul, and white-boy funk has become an instantly recognizable sound. They’ve released two full-lengths, several remixes (including one of Billie Holiday), and artists as disparate as Fennesz and Morgan Geist take on their tracks for remix duties. As well, Domino will soon release an EP on which Hot Chip, Ten Snake (one half of Arp Aubert), Carl Craig, Kode 9, and Marsen Jules rework tracks from last year’s acclaimed So This is Goodbye.
Late spring will find the boys on tour throughout the States, and in select venues in Mexico and Canada. Greenspan and Dark understand much of their audience may hesitate to see a laptop show, thus, they make a concerted effort to present something more than Junior Boys Karaoke starring Junior Boys. Still, after all of those guitars at this year’s SXSW, you just may need a little sampling in your life.
The Dead Horse EP is out April 10, 2007 on Domino.
1. “In the Morning (Hot Chip Remix)”
2. “FM (Ten Snake Remix)”
3. “Like a Child (Carl Craig Remix)”
4. “Double Shadow (Kode 9 Remix)”
5. “FM (Marsen Jules Remix)”
03/22 Tallahassee, FL: Club Downunder
03/23 Orlando, FL: The Social
03/24 Miami, FL: WMC
03/25 Tampa, FL: Crowbar
03/27 Monterey, MX: McMullen’s
03/28 Napoles, MX: Polyforum Siqueiros
04/06 Toronto, ON: The Mod Club
04/07 Montreal, QC: La Sala Rossa
04/08 Burlington, VT: Higher Ground
04/10 Cambridge, MA: Middle East Underground
04/11 New York, NY: Bowery Ballroom
04/12 Philadelphia, PA: Firs Unitarian Church
04/13 Washington, DC: Black Cat
04/14 Carrboro, NC: Cat’s Cradle
04/15 Atlanta, GA: The Earl
04/16 Nashville, TN: Exit/In
04/17 Kansas City, MO: Record Bar
04/19 Park City, UT: TBA
04/21 Seattle, WA: Chop Suey
04/24 Portland, OR: Doug Fur
04/25 San Francisco, CA: Mezzanine
04/29 Indio, CA: Coachella
05/01 Denver, CO: TBA
05/02 Omaha, NE: The Waiting Room
05/03 Chicago, IL: Empty Bottle
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