Junior Boys will be embarking on a North American tour next month, including a special Halloween show at The Bell House in Brooklyn. Fans are, however, strongly encouraged to celebrate the holiday at all of the shows on tour and attend any of the dates in full Halloween regalia. Best costumes will be rewarded with shirts and CDs!
Jeremy Greenspan, one half of Junior Boys, explains the month-long Halloween celebration: “Part of being a young Jewish kid to me was directing all of your excitement that should’ve been for Christmas towards Halloween. I was obsessed with Halloween as a kid, I waited for it impatiently, lamented it when it was over. All of my childhood obsessions with science fiction, horror stories, weird movies and strange music all seemed to converge at Halloween. I was particularly mesmerized by Halloween specials like Disney’s ‘The Skeleton Dance’ and ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’, and a television show produced in Hamilton called ‘The Hilarious House of Frightenstein’. Even my indoctrination into dance music came from older gothy friends of mine who seemed to see a direct continuation from the spooky sounds of throbbing gristle and skinny puppy to early 90s detroit techno. Such was the Hamilton mentality at the time… who knows….Anyway when it came about that we would be touring around the release of our single called â€œBits and Pieces” during October, all sorts of Halloween fantasies started churning up in my mind. So although we couldn’t quite afford full on GWAR style theatrics, we are hoping that people come to the shows in a Halloween kinda mindset (and attire), and help us ring in Samhain all month long.”
The duo of Greenspan and Matthew Didemus released their third album, Begone Dull Care, earlier this year on Domino Records. A new single featuring Modeselektor and Prins Thomas remixes of Begone Dull Care tracks â€œBits and Piecesâ€ and â€œWorkâ€ will be released in time for Hanukkah. â€œBits and Piecesâ€ will also be accompanied by a new video directed by Stephanie Comilang, Final Fantasy’s visual collaborator.
Download the Prins Thomas remix of â€œWorkâ€ here.
JUNIOR BOYS TOUR DATES
MON 10/26 – The Social – Orlando, FL
TUE 10/27 – Cafe Eleven – St. Augustine, FL
WED 10/28 – 40 Watt Club – Athens, GA
THU 10/29 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
FRI 10/30 – Sonar – Baltimore, MD
SAT 10/31 – The Bell House – Brooklyn, NY
MON 11/2 – Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA
TUE 11/3 – Big Orbit’s Soundlab – Buffalo, NY
WED 11/4 – TBA – Montreal, QC
THU 11/5 – TBA – Ottawa, ON
FRI 11/6 – TBA – Toronto, ON
SAT 11/7 – Starlight – Waterloo, ON
SUN 11/8 – Rokbar – Hamilton, ON