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Monday, August 06, 2007

Junior Senior Play Highline Ballrom on Aug. 13th and Release New CD

Junior Senior Play Highline Ballroom on Aug. 13thDanish duo, Junior Senior are playing the Highline Ballroom next Monday, Aug 13th and their new CD Hey Hey My My Yo Yo will be released the next day. Hey Hey My My Yo Yo was released in Japan in 2005 but this new US edition contains a limited edition 7-song EP of new material entitled “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye". Jeppe (Senior) Laursen comments on the new recording, “We wanted to dance this summer, so we went into the studio. Four days. Wham-bam! I hope people will want to dance to it too.

Check out "Headphone Song" from the new EP!

In other Junior Senior news, the ‘80s rap-influenced song “Hip Hop A Lula” has been running in the trailers for the new “Rush Hour 3” movie due out this summer. The album’s first single, “Can I Get Get Get”, was recently featured in an episode of the ABC series, “Ugly Betty.” The song will also be featured in Logo’s Summer Supertease promo campaign and “Itch U Can’t Skratch” has already been used in a previous Logo campaign. Additionally, the track “Take My Time” has been used in the PSP game “Lumines 2.”

The video for the first single, “Can I Get Get Get,” features fan-submitted video footage and appearances by JD of Le Tigre and Peaches, amongst other surprise guests.

Hey Hey My My Yo Yo sees Junior (aka Jesper Mortensen) Senior (aka Jeppe Laursen) return in top, feel-good form, mashing-up their one of a kind Mamas & the Papas-meets-Sugarhill Gang sound with the manic, party energy that they’re known for. The sweet sounding ‘60s pop, ‘70s funk and ‘80s hip-hop inspired album features such notable guest artists as Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson of the B-52’s, Le Tigre, and legendary Motown girl group the Velvelettes, as well as Spooner Oldham, the Alabama born organist (and Neil Young keyboardist) behind classics like “When a Man Loves a Woman,” and “Mustang Sally.”

The album was produced by Junior, co-produced by Thomas Troelsen, and mixed by David Leonard in Nashville.

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