■KIWI JR. | MOJO ★★★★☆、DIY ★★★★☆、NARC ★★★★☆。キーウィJR.、1/27リリースのニュー・アルバム『COOLER RETURNS(クーラー・リターンズ)』より「Waiting in Line」のビデオを公開。

Kiwi Jr. - Waiting in Line [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

“sustaining momentum near-flawlessly across 13 songs…proves Kiwi Jr. have the skills to match their smarts.” - MOJO ★★★★☆

“Canadian absurdists’ return is a lyrical delight” - Uncut

“The band rattle through a seemingly inexhaustible supply of hooks and melodies.” - DIY ★★★★☆

“Cooler Returns is a bloody good album full of vivid charm .” - NARC ★★★★☆

“A scratchy post-punk jam with some seriously funny lyrics.” [“Cooler Returns”] - Stereogum

“The latest glimpse into their 2021 debut album, “Undecided Voters” is an upbeat indie rock song filled with layers of social commentary woven under the seemingly random surface of the lyrics.” - PASTE

“Very catchy and very timely” [“Undecided Voters”] - Brooklyn Vegan

“A jaunty rocker that immediately aligns them with Australian favourites (and now label-mates) Rolling Blackouts CF, “Undecided Voters” takes precisely 0.5 listens to get under your skin, being as it is so packed with vibrant guitars, propulsive percussion and ever-appearing earworm melodies…” - Beats Per Minute

“If their debut Football Money, which so gratifyingly warmed the sceptics within us with their comfortably layered hooks and dry sardonic perception of the metropolitan dream, was their run for local town mayor – ‘Undecided Voters’ is their big money shot at the senatorship.” - So Young

“As we prepare for perhaps the most theatrical and gladiatorial political debate in history, ‘Undecided Voters’ is simultaneously extremely funny and painfully prescient.” - The Line of Best Fit

“The track channels a breezy 90s sort of indie rock anthem of sorts, that feels part slacker anthem and something much grander and anthemic at the very same time.” [“Cooler Returns”] - We All Want Someone To Shout For

“The four-piece’s refined pop sensibilities haven’t entirely escaped them in light of those cracks coming completely unglued early on in the track. If anything, they sound like a vehicle headed downhill without any brakes, momentum balling up, and a shit-eating grin worn on each of their faces approaching collision.” [“Cooler Returns”] - Recommended Listen

“On paper, the lyrics of Kiwi Jr.’s ‘Cooler Returns’ reads like a mildly anxious stream-of-consciousness that careens from an uncomfortable Super Bowl Sunday to being “strung out on the back of your ATV / throwing dead birds into the air”. But the song’s also a jangly, indie rock earworm that’ll lodge itself in that part of your brain that loves Pavement.” [“Cooler Returns”] - NME

“Having heard the new album, Cooler Returns…we can attest that they have lost exactly none of the naïvety of style that had them create such infectious tunes the first time around.” - Louder Than War

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■アーティスト:KIWI JR.(キーウィJR.)
■タイトル:COOLER RETURNS(クーラー・リターンズ)
■品番:OTCD-6832 ※帯付で解説他は付きません。
■発売元:ビッグ・ナッシング / ウルトラ・ヴァイヴ
1. Tyler
2. Undecided Voters
3. Maid Marian's Toast
4. Highlights of 100
5. Only Here for a Haircut
6. Cooler Returns
7. Guilty Party
8. Omaha
9. Domino
10. Nashville Wedding
11. Dodger
12. Norma Jean's Jacket
13. Waiting in Line

Kiwi Jr. - Cooler Returns [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Kiwi Jr. - Undecided Voters [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Kiwi Jr.はカナダのインディ・ロック・バンドだ。メンバーはJeremy Gaudet(Vo/G)、Brohan Moore(Dr)、Mike Walker(Ba)、Brian Murphy(G)の4人。地元シャーロットタウンからトロントへ移り活動を本格化させた。2019年にカナダのMint Recordsよりデビュー・アルバム『Football Money』をリリース。同アルバムはPersona Non Grata/Kiwi Clubより、翌2020年1月に他国でもリリースされ、Pitchfork、UNCUT、NPR Music等から絶賛された。当『Cooler Returns』はバンドのセカンド・アルバムで、Sub Popからは初のリリースとなる。アルバムはバンド自身のプロデュースの元、Graham Walsh(METZ、Bully)のミックス/エンジニアリングによりトロントでレコーディングされた。また、マスタリングは、オタワのBova LabsでPhillip Shaw Bovaによりおこなわれた。アルバムからのファースト・シングルは「Undecided Voters」で、2020年9月に公開された。尚、ギターのBrian MurphyはAlvvaysでベースを担当していることでも知られる。


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