After releasing the music video for Topographe, Corridor is back with a second single off their third album Junior, due out on October 18th via Bonsound (Canada) and Sub Pop (worldwide). On Domino, the band’s mixture of seriousness and whimsy is on full display and showcases their best feature; purposeful and skilled songcraft that leaves room for the musicians to let loose. Clash Magazine even called the song a mighty guitar pop epic.
Being the first song written for Junior, the band has already performed Domino several times. Singer/guitarist Jonathan Robert explains: People often glorify what being an artist or a musician means. Art doesn’t necessarily make you a better person. There can be angst, stress and so on. It can have a negative, direct impact on the people closest to you. Domino is about navigating just that.
With Junior, Corridor makes the most dazzling, immediate, inventive album of their young career, filling the 39-minute runtime with darting guitars, spiraling vocals and the complicated nostalgia of a Sunday afternoon. Produced by Emmanuel Ethier, engineered by Samuel Gemme and mixed by both of them, the album was recorded at ReelRoad Studios in Montreal and mastered in New York by Josh Bonati from Bonati Mastering. Junior will be released digitally, and on compact disc and vinyl. In addition, a “Sunny Side Up” special edition LP will be available in limited quantities, in Canada only.
This fall, the band will embark on a tour of nearly 20 dates in North America and Europe. Besides Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Seattle, Paris, Berlin and London, four shows are scheduled in Canada. To our great pleasure, Corridor will stop by Le National on November 22nd, as part of M for Montreal. For more information on the tour, head over here or see dates below.
23/10 Philadelphia, PA // Boot & Saddle
24/10 Brooklyn, NY // Union Pool
25/10 Washington, DC // Comet Ping Pong
29/10 Amsterdam, NL // Paradiso
31/10 Nyon, CH // La Parenthèse
02/11 Nantes, FR // SOY Festival
04/11 Paris, FR // Point Ephémère
06/11 London, UK // Waiting Room
07/11 Antwerp, BE // Trix
08/11 Hamburg, DE // Hafenklang
09/11 Berlin, DE // West Germany
10/11 Kortrijk, BE // Sonic City Festival
20/11 Toronto, ON // The Garrison
22/11 Montreal, QC // M for Montreal (Le National)
28/11 Quebec City, QC // L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
04/12 San Francisco, CA // Milk Bar
07/12 Portland, OR // Bunk Bar
08/12 Vancouver, BC // The Astoria
10/12 Seattle, WA // Barboza
13/12 Los Angeles, CA // Moroccan Lounge