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

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