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Röyksopp readies a Junior

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    Most people celebrate their birthdays with cake and presents. But for Torbjørn Brundtland and Svein Berge, the Norwegian electro heads will be celebrating theirs with a new album. Fresh off their 10th birthday, and the resulting free “Happy Birthday” song, the gentlemen better known as Röyksopp have unveiled plans for what will be their third full-length studio effort.

    Entitled Junior and due out March 23rd, the new album will feature 11 tracks described by the band as a mix between the “relaxed journey inwards” of Melody A.M and the “melodic catchiness” of the band’s 2005 critically acclaimed album, The Understanding. The effort will also feature a slew of high-profile guest appearances, such as Robyn, Lykke Li, The Knife’s Karin Dreijer, and fellow country women Anneli Drecker.

    However, the most intriguing aspect of Junior is its easily name, or at least it is after having read the Röyksopp’s comments about it in its “Progress Report” session with Stereogum:

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    “Anyone should be at liberty to think it’s a reference to a man’s cock,” Berge says. “Our concept though, is somewhat different. But we cannot reveal it at this stage. Not yet.” It wouldn’t be a surprise if it were a cock reference — Berge says he and Brundtland spent their non-Röyksopp time hanging out and socializing, a lot. “Or in the words of Jarvis Cocker, ‘Dance and drink and screw, ’cause there’s nothing else to do.’ Although not necessarily with each other.”

    …and we’ll leave it at that.

    Ahead of the release, Röyksopp will drop “Happy Up Here”, Junior‘s first single, on March 9th.

    Junior Tracklist:
    01. Happy Up Here
    02. The Girl And The Robot
    03. Vision One
    04. This Must Be It
    05. Röysopp Forever
    06. Miss It So Much
    07. Tricky Tricky
    08. You Don’t Have A Clue
    09. Silver Cruiser
    10. True To Life
    11. It’s What I Want

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