TORONTO’S KIWI JR. SHARE NEW SINGLE! LISTEN TO “COMEBACK BABY” NOW
THEIR DEBUT ALBUM, FOOTBALL MONEY OUT MARCH 29, 2019 VIA MINT RECORDS
Last night, Toronto’s Kiwi jr. unveiled a new single, “Comeback Baby”, on CBC’s Strombo Show. The track is a psych-tinged jangle-pop adventure with nods to Robyn Hitchcock and The Left Banke. Kiwi jr.’s debut album went out worldwide Friday, March 29, and the band celebrated with a release party in Toronto the night before at The Baby G with indie-pop pals Twist.
The four members of Kiwi Jr. all live in Toronto, though they originally hail from Charlottetown, PEI, separately finding their ways to the big city over various points in the past decade. Now, having found a common language in jangling power-pop and hyper-literate college rock, they are releasing their debut album: Football Money.
Kiwi Jr. — featuring frontman Jeremy alongside bandmates Brohan Moore (drums), Brian Murphy (guitar) and Mike Walker (bass) — make jangling power-pop anthems for that second coming of age, when young adulthood turns into full-blown grownup responsibility. Football Money’s 10 tracks document long-term relationships, proper adult jobs, and life in a big city that doesn’t care if you exist.
Kiwi Jr.’s songs are laid-back but never lazy, as the band pored over the LP throughout the course of two years with producer Aaron Goldstein (Daniel Romano, City and Colour). It was mixed by Holy Fuck’s Graham Walsh (Preoccupations, METZ), with additional instrumentation and production from Alec O’Hanley (who plays with Brian in Alvvays).
Release Date: March 29, 2019