Kiwi Jr. Share Video For The Sound Of Music; Chopper LP Out August 12th Via Sub Pop

Kiwi Jr.
Photo by Laura-Lynn Petrick

In celebration of Kiwi Jr.’s Chopper, the band’s third album out later this week, you can now watch the official video for “The Sound of Music,” directed by Laura-Lynn Petrick (who has also directed videos for Weyes Blood and Jessica Pratt). The song features backing vocals from Canadian singer Dorothea Pass (U.S. Girls, Jennifer Castle).
 
Jeremy Gaudet says of the song, “Some names are so loaded that I can’t resist inserting them into a song, and Julie Andrews is one. Her name brings up a certain feeling. I didn’t rewatch the movie before writing the song, so it’s from memory, but I knew “So Long Farewell” and “I Have Confidence”. There’s this idea of her marriage falling apart after the success of the movie – she was married young to a production designer. I don’t really know how it all went down, but my version makes for good drama. This is Kiwi Jr at our most melodramatic. The song borders on fanfiction, which is something I usually try to avoid, however this started to get juicy and I had to follow it through.”
 
Chopper will be available Friday, August 12th worldwide on CD/LP/CS/DSPs through Sub Pop, with the exception of Canada through the band’s Kiwi Club imprint. The album was recorded and produced in Toronto by Sub Pop labelmate Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Operators).

Chopper is still available for preorder from Sub Pop. LP preorders from megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in North America will receive the limited Loser edition on crystal clear vinyl (while supplies last). Meanwhile, preorders through select independent retailers in the UK and EU will receive the limited Loser edition on clear vinyl (while supplies last).

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