Welcome to another edition of “Please Release Me,” in which your Idolators request–nay beg–that an out-of-print, delayed or held-up-in-customs album be issued stateside:
Artist: Junior Senior
Album: Hey Hey My My Yo Yo
What is it?: The follow-up to 2003′s D-D-Don’t Stop the Beat, Junior Senior’s sophomore release is the likely one of the few albums that indie snobs, Euro-pop import-hoarders and 8-year-old ADD sufferers can all agree upon. The influences are all over the place–you can hear everything from 10CC to ELO to ABBA–and there’s also plenty of white-guy rapping. Trust us, this is a lot better than we’re making it sound.
Where Is It?: Released in August 2005, Hey Hey has yet to lock down a U.S. release date; their page on Atlantic Records–the label that released D-D-Don’t stateside–hasn’t been updated since April 2004. We realize their last record didn’t exactly burn up the charts, but come on–what do two cartoonish, sexually ambiguous Danes have to do to get an album released in this country?
Junior Senior [MySpace site]