COMING SOON: Junior Boys, ‘It’s All True’

The Artist/Album: Junior Boys, It’s All True (Domino, June 14th)

The Details: While it was eventually recorded in Junior Boys’ usual environs of Berlin and Hamilton, Ontario, singer Jeremy Greenspan sparked the sessions in Shanghai, where he captured eight local musicians for the opening track (“Itchy Fingers”) and soaked up the city’s sights/sounds in general. The cover art above–an abstract photo of the UK Pavilion, shot by Greenspan’s sister–is from the trip as well.

As for what the rest of the record sounds like, “Itchy Fingers” apparently bumps up the BPM rate of the duo’s usual slo-mo soul tracks and “Banana Ripple” ends the electro-pop proceedings with with a 9-minute epic that’ll soon have its own single and remixes from The Field and 12” pioneer Tom Moulton. You can stream one of the songs below, or grab the download version here

Junior Boys, It’s All True:
1. Itchy Fingers
2. Playtime
3. You’ll Improve Me
4. A Truly Happy Ending
5. The Reservoir
6. Second Chance
7. Kick The Can
8. ep
9. Banana Ripple