Monday, September 29, 2008

Sad news...

...Junior Senior Announce Split :(

From the press release:

Danish pop duo Junior Senior has announced today that they will amicably part ways to pursue individual music careers. The group, consisting of Jesper Mortensen (“Junior”) and Jeppe Laursen (“Senior”) was formed in 1998. “We have met so many amazing people around the world, experienced so many cool things, had so many crazy good times… so many we never even dared dream of,” said the band through a message on their myspace site.

Junior Senior first brought their infectious hooks and explosive energy to the world through their debut album, D-D-Don’t Don’t Stop the Beat, which was released on Danish indie label Crunchy Frog in 2002, and subsequently throughout the rest of the world in 2003. Fueled by the global smash ”Move Your Feet”, which spent 9 consecutive weeks in the UK top 10, and reached #3 on the French singles chart, #2 on the Japanese charts, and #41 on the Billboard Hot 100, the band quickly found both commercial success and critical acclaim worldwide.

In 2005, the band recorded their follow up album Hey Hey My My Yo Yo in Sweden, Denmark, and at the legendary Muscle Shoals Studios, Alabama. Junior Senior was one of the last bands to record at Muscle Shoals before it closed its doors for good. The album, which spawned the single “Can I Get Get Get,” also featured Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson of the B-52s, The Velvelettes, Le Tigre, and Spooner Oldham.
Junior Senior has toured throughout the world playing nearly every major festival and city, including Coachella, Glastonbury, Fuji Rock, Reeperbahn Festival and Roskilde. They’ve also performed on numerous morning and late night television shows, including Top of the Pops five times. They’ve been remixed by DFA and Guns ‘n’ Bombs, and have delivered their own signature remixes for Le Tigre and Beck. Additionally, their music has been featured in many films, TV shows, and videogames, including Ugly Betty, One Tree Hill, Las Vegas, White Chicks, Dance Dance Revolution, EA’s FIFA 2004, and Singstar, among others. Their music was also used in major advertising campaigns for Cingular, Coca Cola, and Sears.

Jesper Mortensen has recently released a side project under the moniker I Scream Ice Cream, which came out in June 2008 on Kitsune/Tigerspring. Jesper is currently writing and recording with his new band The Little Sisters. Jeppe Laursen is working on his debut album and will soon be releasing his debut single “Big Boy.” Jeppe also continues to DJ frequently, including recent gigs in Tokyo, Copenhagen, London, and Los Angeles

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