Junior Boys Share Lead Single from Upcoming Album ‘Big Black Coat’

Their fifth full-length LP is set to drop on February 5 via City Slang.
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The Canadian synth pop duo Junior Boys have announced the release of their fifth full-length LP, Big Black Coat, which is set to drop on February 5 via City Slang.

Forming the group back in 1999, Jeremy Greenspan and Matt Didemus have thoroughly honed their productions skills and crafted a sound that finds an appealing and distinct common ground between indie-pop and a dancefloor sentiment shaped by their appreciation for techno. During Junior Boys' five year hiatus, both Greenspan and Didemus respectively embarked on a number of independent sonic pursuits, working with the likes of Dan Snaith (Daphni, Caribou), Hyperdub mainstay Jessy Lanza, various solo projects, and eventually the creation of Didemus’ Berlin-based label, Obsession.

Overall, embarking on their own creative paths for a spell and then reconnecting has done wonders for the duo’s musical sensibilities. As Greenspan sees it: “The fact that we haven’t put out an album in a long time has been liberating, in that we haven’t been so phenomenally successful that everyone knows who we are. With this album, a lot of people will be hearing us for the first time. There’s a freedom that comes from that.”

Junior Boys will be embarking on a North American tour in March and you can check out the tour dates below. Stream the lead single here and be sure to check out more from the Junior Boys by going here.

Tour Dates: 

10.03. CA Vancouver The Imperal Theatre

11.03. US Seattle , WA Neptune Theatre

12.03. US Portland, OR Star Theater

14.03. US San Francsico, CA Mezzanine

15.03. US Los Angeles, CA The regent Theatre

18.03. US San Diego, CA Casbah

19.03. US Tucson, AZ the Flycatcher

21.03. US Dallas, TX Club Dada

22.03. US Austin, TX the Mohawk

23.03. US Houston, TX Warehouse Live Studio

24.03. US New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks

25.03. US Bimingham, AL Saturn

28.03. US Carborro, NC Cat’s Cradle

29.03. US Washington, DC Black Cat

30.03. US Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer

31.03. US New York, NY Webster Hall

01.04. US Allston, MA Brighton Music Hall

02.04. US Pawtucket, RI The MET Cafe

04.04. US Pittsburgh, PA Altar

06.04. US Chicago, IL the Metro

07.04. US Pontiac, MI The Crofoot

09.04. CA Toronto Phoenix Concert Theatre