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Toronto indie-rockers Kiwi Jr share video for new single ‘Night Vision,’ announce forthcoming album ‘Chopper’

Toronto indie-rockers Kiwi Jr have shared a video for their new single, “Night Vision.” The track comes from their freshly announced album, Chopper, out August 12th via Sub Pop.

On Chopper, Kiwi Jr are set to take on a darker sound than on their other two albums. You can really hear that on the new post-punk anthem, “Night Vision.” Frontman Jeremy Gaudet says the track sets the tone for the album. Directed by Laura-Lynn Petrick, the accompanying video follows a man making his way through the streets of Vancouver before running into Kiwi Jr.

“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,” Gaudet explains. “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.”

Watch the video for “Night Vision” below.
 

 
Chopper was produced by Wolf Parade cofounder and Arcade Fire guitarist Dan Boeckner. The 10 track collection marks Boeckner’s first official release as a producer, and it’s the first time the Toronto band has worked with an outside producer. The album also features backing vocals from Dorothea Paas.

Pre-order Chopper here or check out the tracklist below.
 

Chopper Tracklist:

01 – “Unspeakable Things”
02 – “Parasite II”
03 – “Clerical Sleep”
04 – “Night Vision”
05 – “The Extra Sees the Film”
06 – “Contract Killers”
07 – “The Sound of Music”
08 – “Downtown Area Blues”
09 – “Kennedy Curse”
10 – “The Masked Singer”
 
Kiwi Jr are headed out on tour. Check out the dates below.
 

Kiwi Jr 2022 Tour Dates:

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

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