Kiwi Jr. Announce 'Chopper' Album, Share New Single "Night Vision"
The band will be touring with Weird Nightmare this summer
Published May 18, 2022Toronto indie rock charmers Kiwi Jr. have announced their third full-length. Chopper is out August 12 through Sub Pop, and the single "Night Vision" is out now.
The album was produced by Dan Boecker (of Wolf Parade and Operators), marking his first official work as a producer and Kiwi Jr.'s first time working with an outside producer. Its 10 songs were recorded in late 2021 in Toronto, and Dorothea Paas contributed backing vocals.
Chopper is a slight sonic transformation for Kiwi Jr., who have swapped out the organic instruments of past albums for a more synth-heavy palette. That can be heard on "Night Vision," which puts a dreamier spin on the band's guitar-driven college rock sound.
The accompanying video, directed by Laura-Lynn Petrick, shows a man walking through Vancouver at night (and crossing paths with Kiwi Jr. in a bar). Watch it below.
Chopper's tracklist and the band's touring schedule are below that. They will be playing shows with METZ spinoff Weird Nightmare.
Chopper is available to pre-order on Bandcamp.
1. Unspeakable Things
2. Parasite II
3. Clerical Sleep
4. Night Vision
5. The Extra Sees the Film
6. Contract Killers
7. The Sound of Music
8. Downtown Area Blues
9. Kennedy Curse
10. The Masked Singer
Kiwi Jr. 2022 Tour Dates:
05/28 Hamilton, ON - Mills Hardware *
06/17 Detroit, MI - Third Man Records *
06/18 Chicago, IL - Schubas *
06/25 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
07/22 Montreal, QC - Bar le Ritz PDB *
07/23 Ottawa, ON - SAW Gallery *
07/28 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right *
07/29 Rehoboth Beach, DE - Dogfish Head Brewing *
07/30 Washington, DC - Songbird Music House *
07/31 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's *
09/16 Paris, France - La Boule Noire
09/18 Lille, France - L' Aeronef
09/19 London, UK - Victoria Dalston
09/20 London, UK - 100 Club
09/21 Brussels, Belgium - Witloofbar Botanique
09/22 Nijmegen, Netherlands - Merleyn
09/24 Eindhoven, Netherlands - Stoomhuisje
09/25 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
* with Weird Nightmare