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

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