Two years after the release of their debut EP “Take the Pain,” Junior Doctor is back with their first full-length CD, “Clumsy Words and Bad Pickup Lines,” which is scheduled for digital release on January 25, 2011.
Work on the album began in January of 2010 with Matt Goldman (Cartel, Underoath, Anberlin), with a significant production and mixing contribution by Executive Producers Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount (All Time Low, Mayday Parade, Go Radio). The album was rounded out in September 2010 with contributions by Ethan Mentzer (The Click Five) and Todd Wright (Getaway Car). The result of the nine-month collaboration with a variety of producers is a CD that stays true to the punk/rock roots that made Junior Doctor popular, with an added kick of catchy hooks and melodies.
The sessions with Odom and Mount produced the first single, “Uh Oh” – a pop-driven song about a guy who can’t seem to come up with the right words – and it has an infectious melody that you can’t help but sing even hours after you’ve stopped listening. Of the six songs produced by Goldman, the lead song “Impressive” and “Perfect Girl” capture the high-energy, punk pop sound that makes Junior Doctor so much fun to experience live.
The songs produced by Metzner and Wright complete the album and include the softer “Beautiful and Blind.” With its orchestral elements, it shows an interesting and more vulnerable side of the band.
Attending a prestigious, yet undisclosed, medical school in 2007, Junior Doctor began with lead singer and rhythm guitarist Mark Hartman, who enlisted the creative energy of classmates Jarrod Kearney (drums) and Richard Peidro (bass). When the time came to prepare their next move, they were ready. The three boys left med school, used their tuition money to purchase musical equipment, and recorded the “Take The Pain” EP with Goldman producing. In early 2010 while work on the forthcoming full-length was underway, the band added lead guitarist Terrence Donnelly to the mix.
Junior Doctor has become the Space Coast of Florida’s flagship power-pop quartet with the members making Cocoa Beach their home base. With their roaring guitar lines,pounding rhythmic sequences and energetic live shows, it’s no wonder the band is gathering statewide momentum. The “What I Do” music video has had over 30,000 views on YouTube and 101.1 WJRR in Orlando has played the single in rotation on its Native Noise program. The word is spreading far past Florida as the band has had over a millionplays on their MySpace page
Junior Doctor’s latest release is greeted with anticipation from industry insiders, fans and long-time Junior Doctor “Patients”: the doctor is in and heart surgery never sounded so good.
For more information about Junior Doctor please visit www.jrdrmusic.com.
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