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Pull My Hair Back
  • Pull My Hair Back
  • Jessy Lanza
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From the Pull My Hair Back LP, out today on Hyperdub out of the unlikely city of Hamilton, Ontario. The album is backed by the playful production of Jeremy Greenspan of the Junior Boys, but Lanza is the clear star. Her voice is just incredible, full of rich nostalgia.

Like A Child
  • Like A Child
  • Junior Boys
  • So This Is Goodbye
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When I came to Lake Victoria, it was quite obvious to me that in some of the most important ways you are much more mature than I am… . But in many other ways obviously you are still childish — how could you not be, you alone among mankind? It’s something people don’t discuss, because it’s something most people are aware of only as a general crisis of sense of inadequacy, or helpless dependence, or pointless loneliness, or a sense of not having a strong enough ego to meet and master inner storms that come from an unexpected angle. But not many people realise that it is, in fact, the suffering of the child inside them. Everybody tries to protect this vulnerable two three four five six seven eight year old inside, and to acquire skills and aptitudes for dealing with the situations that threaten to overwhelm it. So everybody develops a whole armour of secondary self, the artificially constructed being that deals with the outer world, and the crush of circumstances. And when we meet people this is what we usually meet. And if this is the only part of them we meet we’re likely to get a rough time, and to end up making ‘no contact’. But when you develop a strong divining sense for the child behind that armour, and you make your dealings and negotiations only with that child, you find that everybody becomes, in a way, like your own child.

Ted Hughes in a letter to his son

Song: “Like a Child” by Junior Boys

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This morning around 8am, after my New Year’s Eve party, I wanted to listen to music while riding the bus home. The first song that popped in my Ipod was by Junior Boys. It was the perfect song for the moment. It was so peaceful listening to their songs while watching the day breaking, the sky turning lighter, the scenery changing from the stone-building of the city to the houses of the suburbs with the trees in the background.

I think my favorite album of Junior Boys is So This Is Goodbye (2006) but litterally all of their songs are worth listening to. They recently released an album, It’s All True which seems to have electro-house influences and is also really great. By listening to their songs you know that it was probably a lot of work to produce them but at the same time it sounds so effortless and smooth. The singer has a voice that is so pleasant to the ear. Happy New Year everyone !
In the Morning
  • In the Morning
  • Junior Boys
  • So This Is Goodbye
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Junior Boys, “In The Morning”

I love going through my older music collection. I’ve played this song about 40 times today. I bet you that I play it at least 20 more times before I fall asleep.

Sorry that I’m keeping it short and sweet tonight.

Day 3 (12-19-11)

Realized Ive been writing about yesterday so I’m switching to today’s (went to Stokes for trim a tree).

In 9th hour Hound Pack came and presented to us and guess who just happened to be in the 3 guys I had. Bryce Crandell. Yea that happened, oh and the always sexy Ben Hoddap. Oh it was pure torch er having to stare at 3 sexy guys for an hour *wink wink nudge nudge* Why do juniors have to torch er me like that with there sexiness and debonair personalities. 

I guess I just don’t really like freshman guys they’re stupid and useless. On the other hand an upperclassmen guy has matured a little more and is more experienced, but alas I’m just a lowly freshman and Naomi’s a junior so that makes them all of limits but what do I care I do what I want when I want…, bitch.

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Junior Boys - Bits And Pieces

Ableton has teamed up with SoundCloud and enlisted some of our favorite artists for this very special contest. A free Live Pack featuring sounds from atmospheric pop titan M83, indie electronic stars Junior Boys, and LA beatmaker Nosaj Thing is available to all Live users from May 14th through May 28th. Use these loops, stems and presets to create a new, original track.

One catch: you only have 24 hours to create and submit your work.

http://contest.ableton.com/

Sleep Tonight (Junior Boys)
  • Sleep Tonight (Junior Boys)
  • Stars
  • Do Your Trust Your Friends?
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Sleep Tonight (Junior Boys) / Stars

i still remember the first time i heard this. it was gorgeous outside, and i was sitting in bryant park before work and watching people play pétanque. this song fit very well with the mood of the day, i think.