Juniore is a boyish girl-band, brain child of Anna Jean and produced by Samy Osta. After two 7 inches in 2015, Juniore released an EP in the Spring full of more French pop songs, combining sweet retro and modern twist.
Hypnotic and dreamy, Anna’s soft voice pulls us in to tell us stories of loveless mornings and sleepless nights, imaginary apocalypses, walks of shame and unhappy endings. Desperately hopeful, Juniore’s tunes are a mix of old school melodies and modern lyrics, fiilled with delight and melancholy. 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.
US TOUR DATES
6/13 @ Piano’s – New York, NY
6/19 @ The Guild Cinema – Alburquerque, NM
6/22 @ – San Diego, CA
6/24 @ The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
“…sounds just like it would feel to drive down a highway in 1960s France” – FADER
“…if a band could sound like a Jean-Luc Godard/Quentin Tarantino mash-up, you’d probably love it, right?” – NYLON
“[her] melancholy voice pairs unnervingly (and deliciously) with the upbeat and driving 60s-esque music on display” – Bitch Magazine
Juniore is the brainchild of French singer/songwriter Anna Jean. Fusing ’60s influences (Nico meets Françoise Hardy), their work is at once haunting and rhythmic, propelled by sensual, reverb-drenched melodies. Today, the band announces their first U.S. release – a self-titled compilation out May 20th via Burger Records on cassette and digital formats. The album contains six tracks from 2015’s acclaimed Marabout EP, four tracks from their first two 7″ releases + one bonus/previously unreleased song.
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?’”