Junior Boys | 11/03/11

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It's All True is the name of the bold new album from Junior Boys, which we're very excited to announce will be released on 14th June around the world (save the UK where it will be released on 20th June). As well as this we can also tell you that there will be a single release preceding the album, the epic 9-minute album track "Banana Ripple" which will come with remixes by The Field and legendary disco mixer Tom Moulton and will be released on 12" and digitally.

As well as recording and producing the record in their usual stomping grounds of Hamilton, Ontario and Berlin, It's All True is informed by Jeremy Greenspan's extended visit to Shanghai, China where he began to write and record the album. For example on a track like the album opener "Itchy Fingers" the exotic middle eight features local musicians Greenspan recorded during his sojourn. As well as informing the sonics of the record, Shanghai had an influence visually as well, the image included with this story being a detail of the album's cover, a deceptively abstract image taken by Jeremy Greenspan's sister of the UK Pavilion in Shanghai.

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 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.

As part of the album announcement, Domino is offering a free download of the album track "ep" just click here to get the track.

The tracklisting is as follows:

Itchy Fingers
You'll Improve Me
A Truly Happy Ending
The Reservoir
Second Chance
Kick The Can
Banana Ripple

To tie in with the release of their new album 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 so stay tuned.