Juniore
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Juniore announce self-titled compilation + reveal new single ‘La Route’

Juniore is the brainchild of French singer/songwriter Anna Jean. Fusing ’60s influences (Nico meets Françoise Hardy), their sound is haunting and rhythmic, propelled by sensual, reverb-drenched melodies. The band have announced their first U.S. release – a self-titled compilation out on May 20th via Burger Records on cassette and digital formats. The album contains six tracks from 2015’s ‘Marabout’ EP, four tracks from their first two 7″ releases + one bonus/previously unreleased song. In celebration of the announcement, the band have revealed the bonus track La Route via FADER.

Driven by Anna Jean’s hypnotic vocals, the song radiates an electro-psychedelic vibe with a modern twist. She comments: “La Route (the road) is about the way everyday life can sometimes feel like a very long road-trip. Something easy and something rough, it’s full of surprises and unexpected events. It translates a French girl’s fantasy of riding cross-country in the 1966 batmobile. It’s both cheerful and tormented, just as you can enjoy the landscape and wonder ‘are we there yet?’”

Produced by Samy Osta (La Femme), Juniore’s upcoming release is a mix of old school melodies and modern lyrics, filled with delight and melancholy. Anna Jean’s voice pulls us in to tell us stories of loveless mornings and sleepless nights, imaginary apocalypses, walks of shame, and unhappy endings. Somewhere between Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns and urban adventures straight out of Nouvelle Vague films, Juniore stretches out time and space, both dark and light, tense and reassuring.

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Track listing:

1. Christine
2. Dans le Noir
3. La Fin Du Monde
4. Marche
5. La Route
6. Mon Autre
7. Cavalier Solitaire
8. Je Fais Le Mort
9. Marabout
10. A La Plage
11. Animal