New Music Friday: Kiwi Jr. – Cooler Returns

Kiwi Jr Cooler Returns artwork
Kiwi Jr. have released Cooler Returns on this latest New Music Friday – have a listen right here on Live4ever.

After previews such as Undecided Voters, Maid Marion’s Toast, Waiting In Line and the title-track, Kiwi Jr. have put out their follow-up to last year’s debut album Football Money today.

“Kiwi Jr.’s debut Football Money may have given the impression in places that it was a little fingers and thumbs, but it sounded no worse for it,” Live4ever’s review opens.

“Indebted to the bookish nineties’ slacker rock of Pavement and Sebadoh – and by extension moving alongside Parquet Courts and latterly Rolling Blackouts, Coastal Fever – it steered through a territory which has become somewhat, if only by dint of numbers, under-represented in the last few years.”

“One of the reasons for the musical deforestation is that these sort of languorous nerd-outs are much harder to pull off successfully than it first sounds; in that and other ways Cooler Returns has more riding on it than the Canadian quartet’s self-released first shot.”

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