Canada’s Kiwi Jr. returns with news of the new album Chopper (Sub Pop), set for release on August 12, 2022. Since 2020, the band has quickly made a name for itself with its punchy pop constructions within its first two albums, Football Money and Cooler Returns. There seems to be no stopping the band set on turning the music world upside down. Today, Kiwi Jr. shares the video for “Unspeakable Things,” directed by Morgan Waters, and a new single and highlight from the group’s forthcoming album.
Jeremy Gaudet says of the video, “People are always trying to sign into my email. What do they think they’re gonna find? The public appetite for dirty laundry is wild. Having moved the world online has not helped. Dan Boeckner had the idea to use the Moog sound for the hook, which was originally on guitar, and that sound brings the song into a sort of new-wave territory that was fun and different for us. We kept referencing the vibe of Michael Mann movies when recording the album, and then Morgan heard this and came up with the idea of making the video look like the movie Heat. Somehow TSN’s Jay Onrait, Jonah from Fucked Up, and comedians Tom Henry and Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll were convinced to cameo in it. We also were wearing these hockey masks filming all day next to a busy road getting a lot of car honks and didn’t realize until much later that we filmed on an actual Friday the 13th.”