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

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