New Music: Kiwi Jr.


On August 12th Kiwi Jr. will release Chopper (Sub Pop), their third album – which was recorded and produced in Toronto by Sub Pop labelmate Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Operators).

Kiwi Jr. play ping-pong in the new lyric video for The Extra Sees The Film, a new highlight from Chopper, the group’s forthcoming new album.

Jeremy Gaudet says of the new single, ‘This song is quite literally a change of pace for us. It’s more chill and a bit darker than previous Kiwi Jr. recordings. It’s a song about whether or not you’re the hero of your own story, or a smaller part of something bigger. It’s bragging that you’re in a movie and inviting all your friends and family, but when it screens, you’re barely an extra in it. A lot of our songs deal with reckoning, this one in particular. It’s what happens after you’ve told your story and the truth comes out later, and everything unravels.’

Other pre-release singles Night Vision and Unspeakable Things have earned early praise for the new sonic direction for the band.

Stereogum says that ‘Unspeakable Things is a jaunty and synth happy song, and it takes me right back to the mid-‘00s blog-rock days’. This reviewer totally agrees, the new singles would sit neatly alongside the carefully selected music for soundtracks like that of massive indy movie Juno.

Chopper Album Art

Kiwi Jr. will also play two London, UK shows in September.

Sept 19 – The Victoria, London, UK 
Sept 20 – The 100 Club, London, UK

Photo Credit: Ben Rayner

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