Cool Show Alert: Junior Boys
Did you know Junior Boys are playing Altar Bar on Friday? We did, and we’ve known for a while, but we’re on top of our game! For those of you who aren’t – heads up! They’re coming, and we couldn’t be more excited! Joining the Boys on the bill are locals Ennui and VIA alum Egyptrixx, who is no stranger to the Pgh. I believe the Toronto-based musician played Lazercrunk years ago. He was one of my favorite discoveries at VIA last year. It’s going to be a very danceable evening!
If you’re unfamiliar, Junior Boys can be summed up by this statement:
“A typical Junior Boys song has as its backbone a well-built hook with little more encumbering it. Jeremy Greenspan’s vocal melodies, which he often sings with a whisper, breathe and extend, usually over the course of five minutes or more; Matt Didemus, on the other hand, refrains from adding a single background element that upstages the songs’ star performer.” –PMA
An accurate description, best brought to life by the closing track on their latest album, It’s All True:
Junior Boys – Banana Ripple by DominoRecordCo
And of course there’s this track, one of my all time favorite songs. If you’re hearing it for the first time, prepare to have it stuck in your head for days.
I’m quite excited to see Ennui for the first time. I’ve heard a lot about them. Until then, you can check out some of their music here.
Until then, rest those dancin’ feet, which are surely shore from the past weekend. See you Friday, party animals!