Junior Boys Return with 'Big Black Coat' LP

Junior Boys Return with 'Big Black Coat' LP
Earlier this year, Hamilton electronic duo Junior Boys broke a long silence with a cover of Bobby Caldwell's 1978 song "What You Won't Do for Love." Thankfully, that was a mere morsel in the band's current output, as they've just announced a new album.

The release is called Big Black Coat and will arrive on February 5 — five full years since the release of their 2011 effort It's All True. The release will arrive via the band's own GEEJ imprint in Canada and City Slang everywhere else.

In a press release, the group's Jeremy Greenspan says he was reinvigorated by focusing on solo music and producing for Jessy Lanza, saying, "I could stop thinking about Junior Boys as being the thing I do and start thinking about it as a thing to do.

"That meant I could work with Junior Boys music with the same spirit as I did when it was new. It was hugely liberating and invigorating me, because I was doing things I felt really good and confident about. I was really happy with the last two Junior Boys albums, but if I look back on it, they were challenging records to make, in a way that this one absolutely wasn't."

Speaking of Lanza, the duo will bring her out on a world tour that includes Canadian stops in Vancouver and Toronto. Peep the full schedule, with Lanza on all dates, below. To get you extra excited, check out the title track from Big Black Coat at the bottom of the page.  

Big Black Coat:

1. You Say That
2. Over It
3. C'Mon Baby
4. Baby Give Up On It
5. M & P
6. No One's Business
7. What You Won't Do For Love
8. And It's Forever
9. Love Is A Fire
10. Big Black Coat

Tour dates: 

02/16 London, UK - Oslo

02/17 Paris, FR - Point Ephemere

02/18 Zurich, CH - Papiersaal

02/19 Milano, IT - Magnolia

02/20 Munich, DE - Ritournelle @ Kammerspiele

02/21 Vienna, AT - Grelle Forelle

02/24 Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefahrlich

02/25 Berlin, DE - Berghain

02/26 Malmo, SE - Babel

02/28 Copenhagen, DK - Lille Vega

03/03 Cologne, DE - Gewoelbe

03/04 Zwolle, NL - Where The Wild Things Are

03/10 Vancouver, BC - Imperial

03/11 Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre

03/12 Portland, OR - Star Theater

03/14 San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine

03/15 Los Angeles, CA - The Regent Theater

03/18 San Diego, CA - Casbah

03/19 Tuscon, AZ - The Flycatcher

03/21 Dallas, TX - Club Dada

03/22 Austin, TX - The Mohawk

03/23 Houston, TX - The Warehouse Live Studio

03/24 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks

03/25 Birmingham, AL - Saturn

03/26 Atlanta, GA - The Loft

03/28 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle

03/29 Washington, DC - Black Cat

03/30 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer

03/31 New York, NY - Webster Hall

04/01 Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall

04/02 Pawtucket, RI - The Met Cafe

04/04 Pittsburgh, PA - Altar

04/05 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom

04/06 Chicago, IL - The Metro

04/07 Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot

04/08 London, ON - London Music Hall

04/09 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre