The album is inspired by Detroit techno, R&B and pop.

Canadian electro-pop duo Junior Boys have announced details of Big Black Coat, their first album since 2011.

The album – due on City Slang in February 2016 -came out of a shift in focus for the pair of Jeremy Greenspan and Matthew Didemus, who have been pursuing solo projects over the past five years, with Greenspan also working on albums from Caribou and Jessy Lanza.

“One of the nice things about doing the solo stuff, and in particular the album with Jessy, because it did so well, was that I could stop thinking about Junior Boys as being the thing I do and start thinking about it as a thing I do,” Greenspan explains in a press release.

“The fact that we haven’t put out an album in a long time has been liberating, in that we haven’t been so phenomenally successful that everyone knows who we are. With this album, a lot of people will be hearing us for the first time. There’s a freedom that comes from that.”

The 11-track album takes inspiration from Yellow Magic Orchestra, Plastikman, Robert Hood and Dan Bell, as well as giving a nod to ESP’s 1986 proto-house classic ‘It’s You’, though the label explains it still features the disco and R&B influence of their earlier records.

Big Black Coat is released on City Slang on February 5, 2016 – to help you through that long wait you can listen to the title track below. The duo are also heading out on European tour in February and March with Jessy Lanza – check the dates for that below.

Tracklist:

1. You Say That
2. Over It
3. C’Mon Baby
4. Baby Give Up On It
5. M & P
6. No One’s Business
7. What You Won’t Do For Love
8. And It’s Forever
9. Baby Don’t Hurt Me
10. Love Is A Fire
11. Big Black Coat

Live dates (all w/ Jessy Lanza):

16 Feb London Oslo
17 Feb Paris Point Ephemere
18 Feb Zurich Papiersaal
19 Feb Milano Magnolia
20 Feb Munich Ritournelle @ Kammerspiele
21 Feb Vienna Grelle Forelle
24 Feb Hamburg Uebel & Gefährlich
25 Feb Berlin Berghain
26 Feb Malmo Babel
28 Feb Copenhagen Lille Vega
02 Mar Amsterdam Tolhuis
03 Mar Cologne Gewoelbe
04 March Zwolle Where the Wild Things Are

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