Junior Boys

The Ontarian electropop duo Junior Boys released their fourth album, It’s All True, in June, and it doesn’t sound a hell of a lot different than their previous records. But since their previous records were fantastic, that’s not such a bad thing. It’s All True continues Junior Boys’ tradition of extreme finesse and subtlety via skittering beats, stealthy rhythms, and Jeremy Greenspan’s satiny vocals. And the album does have its own flashes of brilliance that make it stand out from the rest of the band’s repertoire—the keyed-up bang of an opener, “Itchy Finger,” the sensual throb and pulse of “You’ll Improve Me,” and the bright and bubbly 9-minute closer, “Banana Ripple,” in which Greenspan seems to be encouraging himself as he sings, “If you stay real low, some things will never go.” With Young Galaxy. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Tue., Sept. 20, 8 p.m., 2011

 
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