We're so stoked to finally have Little Junior's debut album, "Hi", out in the world.
Hi was released on May 11, 2018.
Whether resenting someone's unprecedented success, such as in the scathing single, "Accolades," swooning over your significant other's quirky imperfections with "Crooked Tooth," or dancing along to Carly Rae Jepsen, "Hi" is the bratty punk record we can all relate to.
The Buzz on LJ
"Hi is something like a musical period piece, capturing a time when Lit was a band, not an adjective, and Razor scooters were all it took to be cool. Tracks like "Cry Baby" and "20 Something" are perfect little pop punk numbers, equally good for moshing or crossing your arms and pouting to. Vocalist Rane Elliott-Armstrong does an impeccable job bringing a sort of snot-nosed attitude to these tunes, with a voice that practically screams 'boo-hoo.'" - Exclaim!
"Throughout their debut album, Little Junior establish themselves as potent indie rock voices. Their carefully crafted sounds combined with acerbic wit make Hi an enjoyable and relevant listen." - Spill Magazine
Photo by Calm Elliot-Armstrong
The power-pop foursome also released a disgustingly wonderful video for "Crooked Tooth" on the day of their album release. You can see them perform it live with Calpurnia at Irving Plaza in New York on July 14th. Grab a ticket for yourself and a pal here.
05/25 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
07/01 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Well
07/14 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza w/ Calpurnia
07/15 - Guelph, ON @ Guelph Lake Conservation Area
07/19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville
07/21 - Montreal, QC @ Brasserie Beaubien
09/02 - Hamilton, ON @ Rasberry Farm - Royal Mountain Festival
Dizzy just released "Joshua," a song about a Gemini who broke her heart. An audience favourite, "Joshua" is Dizzy's most cathartic and vulnerable single yet.
Artwork by Evan Cappe
"We shot the video with Mac Boucher in Los Angeles. It was our first time in the city, so the video is a magical, innocent, first four minute dance with L.A."
The Buzz on Dizzy
"The Ontario dream-pop four-piece makes music to listen to while lying on your bed, arms dangling off the sides, eyes glued to the ceiling." - Stereogum
"It glides along dreamy riffs and has a sense of endless adventure about it, encapsulating that delightful feeling of being young, free, getting your heart broken for the first time and having friends that help to lead you through the pain of it all." - The Line of Best Fit
"One intoxicating single after another, building to the release of a full length debut." - Indie 88
Photo by Calm Elliot-Armstrong
Dizzy just wrapped up a tour in the U.K. including The Great Escape festival, but before they left they hung out with The Independent to play some tunes. You can watch the whole video here. And luckily for you, you can still catch them at these dates.
05/31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
06/02 – Toronto, ON @ Field Trip Festival
06/22 – Ottawa, ON @ Dragonboat Festival
07/15 – Quebec City, QC @ Festival D’été
09/02 – Hamilton, ON @ Rasberry Farm at Royal Botanical Gardens
10/05-14 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
Calpurnia just released their third single, "Greyhound," in anticipation of their debut EP, "Scout," out June 15th.
Artwork by Jason Bartell
The band chatted with i-D Vice about their love of To Kill A Mockingbird, what movies they'd like to soundtrack and what their wrestling songs would be. You can read it here.
The Buzz on Calpurnia
"Perfect rainy day, dream-pop thrills" - Clash
"A colourfully layered and infectious track, Louie shows the garage rockers laying into a mellow country rock mood, with laid-back, laconic vocals." - Billboard
Photo by Leeor Wild
Their forthcoming EP, "Scout," was recorded by Cadien Lake James of Twin Peaks. You can pre-order it here.
05/20 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
06/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre
07/14 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza w/ Little Junior
07/24 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
08/04 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
09/02 – Hamilton, ON @ Royal Mountain at Raspberry Farm
Jo Passed released their debut full length, Their Prime, Friday May 25th.
You can buy your copy of "Their Prime" on our online store.
The Low Down on Jo Passed
"Sounds like some lost jam session between Kurt Cobain and Thurston Moore" - Exclaim!
"Dynamic, colourful and unsettled" - The Grey Estate
"A sweet spot between grunge and jagged garage punk . . . they're a band who are indeed in their prime" - DIY Mag
05/30 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
05/31 - El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
06/01 - Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder
06/02 - Fort Worth, TX @ MASS
06/04 - Nashville, TN @ The End
06/05 - Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
06/06 - Washington, DC @ DC9*
06/07 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle*
06/09 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott*
06/10 - Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall*
06/11 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz*
06/12 - Ottawa, ON @ Makerspace North
06/13 - Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar*
06/14 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups*
06/15 - Cincinnati, OH @ TBC*
06/16 - Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village*
06/17 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Cactus Club*
06/18 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club*
06/19 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Good Will Social Club
06/20 - Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
06/21-23 - Calgary, AB @ Sled Island Festival
06/27 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
06/29 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
*w/ Dick Stusso