Kiwi Jr Shares “Night Vision,” Announces New Album

 Kiwi Jr.’s third album, Chopper (Sub Pop), overseen by trusted pilot Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs) is set to release on August 12, 2022. Turning nocturnal with necks mock turtle, our Local Kiwi Jr. takes neon flight off the digital cliff-like The Monkees starring in Blade Runner; like Michael Mann directs Encino Man. Ten songs with synth shimmer, zen gongs with yard strimmer. The signs along the highway read “LESS BAR, MORE NOIR AHEAD.” Ah, those late summers, Joe Strummer, Home on the Range Rover Blues. The album, which features the lead single “Night Vision” along with highlights “Unspeakable Things,” “The Sound of Music” and “The Extra Sees the Film,” was recorded and produced in Toronto by Sub Pop labelmate Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Operators).

The “Night Vision” video was helmed by returning director Laura-Lynn Petrick (Kiwi Jr.’s “Waiting In Line,” also directed videos by Weyes Blood and Jessica Pratt).

Singer/guitarist Jeremy Gaudet offers this, “Before ‘Night Vision’ was 100% written, just the basic idea of it existing as a Kiwi Jr. song inspired us and set the tone for the record. A lot of the images in the lyrics are of teenagers driving around, trying to make plans, sharing the aux, putting their parents’ car in the ditch, etc.  But the idea at the center of the song is that of working up the nerve to make a big decision. Like a boxer getting pumped up before a fight.”

Sat. May 28 – Hamilton, ON – Mills Hardware *
Fri. Jun. 17 – Detroit, MI – Third Man Records *
Sat. Jun. 18 – Chicago, IL – Schubas *
Sat. Jun. 25 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
Fri. Jul. 22 – Montreal, QC – Bar le Ritz PDB *
Sat. Jul. 23 – Ottawa, ON – SAW Gallery *
Thu. Jul. 28 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right *
Fri. Jul. 29 – Rehoboth Beach, DE – Dogfish Head Brewing *
Sat. Jul. 30 – Washington, DC – Songbird Music House *
Sun. Jul. 31 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s *
Fri. Sep. 16 –  Paris, France – La Boule Noire
Sun. Sep. 18 – Lille, France – L’ Aeronef
Mon. Sep. 19 – London, England – Victoria Dalston [SOLD OUT]
Tue. Sep. 20 – London, England  – 100 Club
Wed. Sep. 21 – Brussels, Belgium – Witloofbar Botanique
Thu. Sep. 22 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Merleyn
Sat. Sep. 24 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Stoomhuisje
Sun. Sep. 25 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
* w/ Weird Nightmare