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Junior Boys

A Hamilton, Ontario-based electronic pop group, Junior Boys began as a duo with duties split between Jeremy Greenspan and Johnny Dark. Influenced by a number of underground and commercial sectors, including post-disco, arty synth pop, minimal techno, U.K. garage, and certain contemporary rap production styles, the two made a demo with no positive results. Dark opted to leave the group, but former Warp employee Nick Kilroy heard the songs and became interested enough to start the KIN label with Junior Boys as his first signing. Engineer Matt Didemus joined Greenspan, and together they recorded enough material for a full-length. They stirred up interest in 2003 with a pair of 12" singles, Birthday and High Come Down, that featured remixes from Fennesz and fellow Ontario native Dan Snaith (as Manitoba). Last Exit arrived on KIN in June 2004 and featured both A-sides. Domino picked up the album for distribution in the U.S. and added a bonus disc with the 12" B-sides and remixes. Over the next decade, Greenspan and Didemus added to their discography in slow, steady fashion and broadened their scope as songwriters and producers. A three-year gap between the relatively slick So This Is Goodbye (2006) and the merely pleasant Begone Dull Care (2009) was plugged with a mix album, Body Language, Vol. 6, highlighted by tracks from their growing number of contemporaries, including Matthew Dear, Kelley Polar, and Dark's Stereo Image. It's All True (2011), the Junior Boys' lightest and most playful album -- from a production standpoint, at least -- was highlighted by "Banana Ripple," a track eventually remixed by the Field and disco pioneer Tom Moulton. Greenspan subsequently released solo material on Snaith's Jiaolong label and worked closely with Jessy Lanza, among other artists, and Didemus, as Diva, produced material (inspired by the Jean-Jacques Beineix-directed film of the same name) for New Kanada. The duo's longest wait between albums ended with Big Black Coat (2016), which included an unfaithful cover of Bobby Caldwell's red-haired soul classic "What You Won't Do for Love." ~ Andy Kellman
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Junior Boys

  1.   Song
  2.   In the Morning
  3.   Over It
  4.   Like a Child
  5.   Parallel Lines
  6.   First Time
  7.   So This Is Goodbye
  8.   What It's For
  9.   Count Souvenirs
  10.   Teach Me How to Fight
  11.   More Than Real
  12.   FM
  13.   The Reservoir
  14.   Caught in a Wave
  15.   Some People Are Crazy
  16.   Big Black Coat
  17.   Baby Don't Hurt Me
  18.   Baby Give Up on It
  19.   Birthday
  20.   Kiss Me All Night
  21.   Yes
  22.   Love Is a Fire
  23.   And It's Forever
  24.   M & P
  25.   C'mon Baby
  26.   You Say That
  27.   What You Won't Do for Love
  28.   You'll Improve Me
  29.   Banana Ripple
  30.   Sneak A Picture
  31.   Hazel
  32.   Dull To Pause
  33.   No Kinda Man
  34.   When No One Cares
  35.   Double Shadow
  36.   The Equalizer
  37.   Max
  38.   Three Words
  39.   Neon Rider
  40.   Last Exit
  41.   Unbirthday
  42.   High Come Down
  43.   Under the Sun
  44.   A Certain Association
  45.   Second Chance
  46.   No One's Business
  47.   So Sleep (A)
  48.   When I'm Not Around
  49.   Bellona
  50.   Itchy Fingers
  51.   Baby Fat
  52.   Playtime
  53.   Work
  54.   Kick the Can
  55.   The Animator
  56.   Bits And Pieces
  57.   A Truly Happy Ending
  58.   EP

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