January 06, 2005

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.)

Posted by philip at January 6, 2005 08:28 PM

love jb although i didn't put in on my ballot. if it's not on the top 30 you should demand non-violent protest outside the voice offices, a recall and stay away from the funny tasting soup.

Posted by: daphne at January 7, 2005 01:24 AM

Sinatra-Numan-Hardy...haha, how ticklishly tempting, can't wait to hear some new stuff from them

Posted by: Manuel at January 7, 2005 08:44 PM

oh so awesome, thanks for sharing!

Posted by: john at January 11, 2005 11:34 PM
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