NEWS: The Junction ready the release of Grievances

New album out March 6
Watch: Brand new video "Awakenings"

Toronto-based three piece The Junction have announced the release of their third full-length album Grievances, due out March 6, 2012 (The Junction Inc / Fontana North).

Grievances is the second album to be released on their own steam through their self-run indie label The Junction Inc.  After walking away from a major label deal "it really feels like a clean slate for us," says bassist Matt Jameson. "Without the burden of external influences and expectations, we had no fear, it allowed us complete artistic freedom. Ideas were flying in the studio and it just felt like pure comfort." The result is a consistent, anthemic rock sound.  Poignant, direct songwriting intersects with bouncy, feet-moving arrangements, while textured production recalls the evocative sonic ambience of Radiohead.

Recorded in Montreal with acclaimed producers Gus Van Go and Werner F (The Stills, Hollerado, Priestess) Grievances captures the chemistry and maturity that childhood friends Jameson, singer/guitarist Brent Jackson and drummer Mike Taylor have developed since their early days in the Brampton, Ontario hardcore scene over a decade ago.

Grievances follows an emotionally taxing period for Jackson, who ended a seven-year relationship right before the writing and recording of the album and has since been "homeless", camping out on friends couches and living on the road. Though the experience heavily informed his songwriting, Grievances is not a "breakup record". Instead, it's a musical examination of universal human pathos in all its forms - brightness and love, but also detachment and heartbreak - a consequence of Jackson's ongoing "quest for the real".

The Junction give us a sneak peak of Grievances with a brand new video for "Awakenings". Set against frantic footage of the early 20th century: factories, smoke stacks, packed streets and tired workers, Jackson fights back singing, "you've got a right to live the way you want, but I'll take it slow."

The Junction celebrate with a release party on March 10, 2012 at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto.


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