Junior Boys Plays Tonight at The Mohawk
Canadian indie-electronic duo Junior Boys is currently on tour supporting their latest album It’s All True, which again delivers that crystal-clear, seemingly effortless sleekness they’re known for without eliminating any of the intimacy they bring to their work. The pacing of this album, at first, lulls you into a temporary comfort zone before pounding out frenzied energy piecing together abrupt, rapid-fire intricacies and flourishes. It’s electronica, disco, techno and R&B with hints of pop and world music.
And that’s another thing that adds to the Junior Boys’ appeal. Not too many bands in the electronica universe are known to count world music as an inspiration. Then again, this is not your typical duo. Junior Boys’ Jeremy Greenspan lists world music, Chinese culture (Shanghai, especially) and Orson Welles among their influences. Greenspan was particularly taken with Welles’ last major motion picture and unusual autobiographical take, F For Fake, a rather strong commentary on the definition of the authenticity of art. Greenspan had similar feelings about the music industry. From this, It’s All True (the title is another Welles reference) was born.
Don’t miss Junior Boys when they perform tonight at the Mohawk, 912 Red River, on the outside stage. Egyptrixx opens the show. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., so make it a point to get there early to catch the entire show. Recommended for your dancing pleasure.