Published Mar 31, 2015Winnipeg indie rockers Les Jupes have unveiled plans for their latest full-length record, announcing that Some Kind of Family will arrive on April 14 via Head in the Sand.
The new album marks the follow-up 2013's Negative Space EP, and was recorded in Montreal with producer Marcus Paquin (the National). Finishing touches were added over the course of a year back in the band's hometown, including a guest appearance from the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. It was mixed by Tony Hoffer (Beck, M83).
Led by baritone vocalist and songwriter Michael P. Falk, the lineup of players was filled out by Adam Fuhr (keyboards), Jordon Ottenson (drums) and David Schellenberg (bass), who has since left the band and been replaced by Darcy Penner.
A press release describes the album as a point of rebirth for the band. "It tugs at heartstrings and then forms a firm fist. It sings of the tension between family and ambition. It is observer and participant. Manic and recluse," it reads. "Some Kind of Family is the story of every family, and it is the story of a band from Winnipeg, Canada."
In addition to the news of the forthcoming record, Les Jupes have also shared their brand new synth-tinged single "Everything Will Change." It teeters between introspective, gloomy verses and a triumphant, fast-paced, unabashedly dance-y chorus, and you can give it a listen below.