As a follow-up to the well-received Dead Nostalgia, Junior Astronomers are back again and ready to rock with a second album: Body Language. It’s vaguely reminiscent of The Strokes or a similarly punchy indie rock band, featuring spicy melodies and aggressively bold instrumentals.
With catchy hooks and confident riffs, Junior Astronomers is similar to bands like Young The Giant or Local Natives – with a kick. Each of the eleven cohesive tracks has a unique confidence and attitude. It’s an album about the complexities of love and relationships, but a spicy twist turns each song from typical lovestruck angst into a power ballad or a danceable track.
At every turn on this album, there’s a differently nuanced sound. Maybe it’s a rock ballad, maybe it’s a head-nodding jam, or maybe it just makes you want to crank the volume and dance. Either way, assertive percussion layers well under colorful guitar and classic indie-rock vocals to create a full-sounding record that’s sure to get stuck in your head for the rest of the weekend.
Out tomorrow (June 9), Junior Astronomers’ Body Language is a must-listen if you’re a fan of Local Natives or The Strokes. It’s strong and punchy enough to keep you listening, moving past the boundaries of typical indie rock into something more raw. It’s a mature sound, and one that proves that this band will continue to evolve in complexity and sound. Kickstart the weekend the right way and check it out tomorrow. What do you think? Let me know in the comments!