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

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