Today marks the release of Little Junior’s Hi, AND the music video for album standout “Crooked Tooth.” “My boyfriend was bugging me to write a song about him, and we both have janky teeth,” says songwriter Rane Elliott-Armstrong, “so I wrote a song about loving someone for their imperfections. Sorry babe!” The video shares the same warm heart. See for yourself.
Today we’ve announce Hi, the debut LP from Toronto power pop gems, Little Junior. Album is coming 5/11, and you can pre-order it now right here. The digital version of the album features a cover of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really Like You,” and today we’ve unveiled an insane shot-for-shot recreation of the original music video. The “sweded” clip features Annie Murphy of Schitt’s Creek playing the role of Tom Hanks, and LJ singer Rane Elliot-Armstrong in the role of Carly. No, really…
Proceeds from the single will be going to Youth Line, a youth-led organization that provides peer support for LGBTQ2 youth in Toronto. Across Hi, queer songwriter/vocalist Rane Elliot-Armstrong tackles issues of identity and acceptance with a snotty universality, sharpened by his perspective within both the LGBTQ2 and punk rock communities.
The band will be touring in April and May alongside Born Ruffians. Check the tour section for all dates.
We’re growing again! Today we announce the addition of Toronto’s Little Junior to the Grand Jury family. The snotty power-pop quartet has shared stages with our buds FIDLAR, Jay Som, The Courtneys, and more, all the while staking out their own spot on the four-chord musical landscape with an unshakable Buzzcocks-ian energy and queer frontman/lyricst Rane Elliot Armstrong’s odes to alienation, self depreciation, lethargy, and every other shade in the emotional rainbow.
Culture Collide debuted the music video for “Accolades,” the band’s first GJ single, earlier today, and it’s…fucking insane. No, really, watch it. We’ll be officially releasing the single later this week, and a full-length at some point next year, so get familiar now, people.
And if you happen to live on the eastern seaboard, you’re in luck. Take a stroll over to the tour section to catch the band’s upcoming gigs!