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Junior Boys – Body Language

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Another one of IPTOR’s favourites, Canadian indie/electro/pop duo Junior Boys are set to release their first mix album, for the Get Physical label Body Language series. It’s been on the stereo most of the day, and it’s a real corker! The tracklisting reads as follows –

  1. Sorcerer – Surfing At Midnight (Prins Thomas Miks)
  2. Supermayer – Saturndays
  3. Chelonis R. Jones – Deer In The Headlights (DJ Hell Remix)
  4. Love Nine – Feedback
  5. Kreon & Lemos Feat. Feeboy – Fola
  6. Kelley Polar – Rosenband (Magic Tim’s Instrumental Version)
  7. Steadycam – In The Moog For Love
  8. Radio Slave – Screaming Hands (Cosmo Vitelli Radioaktivitat Remix)
  9. Studio – Life’s A Beach! (Todd Terje Beach House Mix)
  10. Gui.tar – Love Started To Shine
  11. Stereo Image – Dark Chapter
  12. Matthew Dear – You Know What I Would Do
  13. Pushé – Don’t Take Your Love Away
  14. Visage – I’m Still Searching
  15. Junior Boys – No Kinda Man
  16. Rework – Love Love Love Yeah (Chloé Remix)
  17. f0st3r – bl3w r0d30 d3m0
  18. Chloé – Be Kind To Me
  19. Bill Nelson – When Your Dream Of Perfect Beauty Comes True

The release date is February 29th, and there should be a tour to back it up in the next few months. Watch this space. To play us out, here’s the video of the first single from their excellent album So This Is Goodbye on Domino Records, called In The Morning. I linked to the Alex Smoke remix a few weeks ago, as it is one of my favourite remixes of the last few years. The original track is a deliciously funky piece of electro pop, and also rather fine.

February 19, 2008 Posted by | Body Language, Get Physical, Junior Boys | 4 Comments

Who’s the man? Dan’s the man.

I didn’t get a chance to post about the Caribou gig on Tuesday night in Whelan’s, but Nialler already has a rather fine piece and some pics up. He’s right about the drummer thing too, it’s really interesting to see a drummer front of stage, and the drums being a real feature of the live show. All round nice guy, Dan Snaith wrote and played virtually everything on the new Caribou album, Andorra (he also joined the drummer on several occasions on a stripped down drumkit of his own, very exciting!). It’s a bit of a change in direction from his previous albums, especially his first under the Manitoba moniker. I was a big fan of Start Breaking My Heart, but not so much Up In Flames. The switch to current name Caribou was enforced, after a lawsuit was brought against Snaith by Handsome ‘Dick’ Manitoba (not very punk rock).

Andorra completely caught me off guard. I was not expecting this technicolor, pop-infused psychedelic classic. Nor was I expecting Tom Dunne to play first single, ‘Melody Day’ every night for nearly 6 weeks. So the second single, ‘She’s the One’ was released yesterday. It features a nice Hot Chip remix, but the original is still the best version. City Slang have just popped the video up on their youtube page, here you go.

I’m pleased this track got released as a single, as it features vocals from Jeremy Greenspan, lead singer with Junior Boys, another band I really love. Here’s the best single off their last album on Domino, ‘In The Morning’. This single featured one of my all-time favourite remixes, by Glasgow goldenboy Alex Smoke. Well worth seeking out.

And back to Caribou briefly, here’s an older video for Yeti. It was made by that talented Dublin collective of all round nice guys, Del9.

November 24, 2007 Posted by | Andorra, Caribou, Del9, Hot Chip, Junior Boys | 3 Comments