THE JUNCTION SET TO RELEASE CITY NIGHTS THIS FRIDAY, MAY 19th VIA CULVERT MUSIC
SNEAK PEEK THE WHOLE ALBUM OVER ON EXCLAIM.CA
INDIE 88 PREMIERE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE CHANGES
"The new songs hear the band venturing into previously untouched territory, channelling influences like Radiohead, Pink Floyd and the score to Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange." - Exclaim.ca
"“Changes,” a 80s-inspired groove that could be mistaken for a slowed down disco hit" - Indie 88
"The Toronto-based three-piece of Brent Jackson, Matt Jameson, and Mike Taylor weave a warm, enveloping indie pop sound through big bass lines, driving beats and pulsing riffs, and behind the music is an equally potent songwriting force." - Atwood Magazine
"Who Am I makes for one enchanting song as its irresistible bass groove, dreamy vocals, and playfully driven synths are flawlessly fused with old-school seventies atmospherics." - A Music Blog, Yea?
Toronto, ON - May 17, 2017 - Indie Pop group The Junction drop their long-awaited fourth studio album, City Nights, this Friday, May 19th via Culvert Music. Leading up to the release, the band paired up with various media folks to sneak peek a slew of the tracks for their fans including A Music Blog, Yea?, Atwood Magazine, Exclaim.ca, Indie 88, Live In Limbo, Pure Grain Audio, and The Strombo Show. Recorded at The Slaughterhouse by Jose Miguel Contreras, mixed by Gus Van Go and Werner F at The Boiler House, and mastered by Bryan Martin at Sonosphere, The Junction will cap off the release of the new album with a homecoming show at The Horseshoe Tavern on June 3rd.
"City Nights is the perspective and self-reflection on nightlife," shares lead singer Brent Jackson. "What is put into the party and what the party puts into you. Its ingredients are loss, detachment, world-weariness, substance abuse, apathy. But it also takes on love, empathy, and a general desire to change for the better and keep hope for the human condition."
Upcoming Toronto Dates:
May 19 – Dead Dog Records (Brent performing solo for Dead Dog’s 2-year anniversary & The Junction release day joint party) - 7pm
June 3 – The Horseshoe Tavern w/Kayto and Krief (album release show) - TICKETS
(Advance tickets also available at Rotate This, Soundscapes & The Horseshoe front bar)
What's The Story about The Junction?
The Junction is a Toronto-based three-piece outfit who have been serenading clubs and venues since their inception in early 2000. With a penchant for hard work, and the ability to wow different audiences all over the world, the guys are back with yet another absolutely groundbreaking recording. The band’s sound is defined head on by front man and lead vocalist Brent Jackson, who demands attention from the stage to the stereo. His sultry, and often times haunting vocal range always leaves the listener feeling a little closer to him; perhaps even imploring anyone who’s heard what he has to say to dig a little bit deeper, challenging us to offer up our own version of authentic. Jackson’s rhythm section is comprised of bassist Matt Jameson, and drummer Mike Taylor whose rhythmic back-bone add just the right layers and textures, helping to bring Jackson’s relentlessly honest, heartfelt songs to life. The trio are a cohesive unit with a work ethic any indie label would applaud, and inevitably gravitate towards. That being said, their new home at Culvert Music is an undeniably great fit for the release of their brand new, long awaited LP – City Nights.
The progression of their career embodies the true concept of passion in music. The Junction is the perfect example of the artist’s quandary when it comes to having to continuously fight the good fight, and maintain their vision, all the while navigating a seriously tough industry landscape. Right from the beginning with their debut release, And With This Comes Tomorrow (Universal 2005), these guys have created an incredibly loyal fan base, slugging it out in the days of DIY touring, to creatively trying to find new and innovative ways to fund their craft. From making music videos in Iceland for Grievances (Fontana North / The Junction Inc. 2012), to heading back to the drawing board, and realizing an entirely different stream of songs, one thing is certain, The Junction are a force to be reckoned with now more than ever.
There is a calm about this group of seasoned musicians, and a maturity that’s palpable in the world of their latest creation, City Nights. This new body of work will take the listener on a mood ride resembling something inspired by Radiohead’s DJ Shadow era, Pink Floyd, or even something scored from a Stanley Kubrick Film - ala Clockwork Orange. It’s a record you want to lend your ears to - quite literally - with headphones on for at least your first time through. Clearly this band of brothers not only wants to challenge their die-hard fans with something completely fresh and new, but the boys are looking to remind the world that they will always be far from done. Whether they are working fearlessly with traditional, jazzy, rock chord progressions, or now venturing into sound creation that can only be described as one thing – their own - The Junction are back, and in a way that nobody’s experienced up until now.