Junior Boys, Begone Dull Care
When uber-cool duo Junior Boys first blew in from the Great White North, their frosted beats and upper-register vocals were a hit in Brooklyn lofts and on tastemakers iPods. By all accounts, their third album is a decidedly less chilly affair, guaranteed to pack dancefloors with their blend of de-personalized white boy funk. Named for a short film by animator Norman McLaren, the less-senior gents felt a kinship to McLarens meticulous etchings on to actual film cells in order to create both audio and visual components, thus naming their latest in a nod to the fellow Canadian. Thanks to the Junior Boys, we can almost forgive Canada for that Sum41 unpleasantness. Almost.
Bob Mould's riveting autobiography, See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody, was released earlier this year and tells his journey from Hüsker Dü front man to now. His seminal power trio of the 1980s slid through rock genres with an electric squall, made double-concept albums of lyrical complexity, and remained truly indie in spirit -- even after signing to a major label. Since its demise, Mould formed and broke up the underrated Sugar, released solo albums, came out, and remains an iconoclast who DJs the traveling queer dance party Blowoff.
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