The boys are back in town
Atlantic City bookies are putting high odds on Last Exit to finish in the top 30 in this year's Pazz and Jop poll, but that doesn't mean that Junior Boys are cashing in their chips. Jeremy Greenspan, who nightlife reporter Tricia Romano recently spotted trying out a new standup routine during the downtime in the band's set at Joe's Pub (perhaps inspired by that other techno superstar who's traded jack trax for laff tracks, Kenny Larkin), writes in to report that Junior Boys' new album is nearing completion.
"The sound has strangely solidified into a Frank Sinatra/Gary Numan/Ron Hardy kinda thing," says Greenspan -- which of course is exactly what fans were counting on. Thwarting expectations, the JBs have also finished a remix of Billie Holiday for the next installment of Verve Remixed, but before you rack your brains for a Junior Boys-appropriate pun on "God Bless the Child," consider this: Greenspan has also just completed a track for a childrens' album. No word yet whether the song is a reprise of Last Exit's cut "Teach Me How to Fight."
God bless the Junior Boys. (And take my laptop, please.)