The 13-track effort serves as the follow-up to 2009’s pair of full-lengths, Scars and Zephyr. In a recent interview, the band discussed why they took an extended break between projects: “We didn’t want to become jaded rock’n’rollers,” said Felix Buxton. “We took a bit of a pause. We took the foot off the gas a bit to concentrate on being human again and see friends and family.”
Spanish for “together,” Junto reflects “Jaxx’s desire to unify people with their music,” according to a press release. Added Buxton, “With this album, we wanted to do something that felt more at one with the world.” The press release adds that “While the album overall is a recall to their more jacking-house days of (1999’s) Remedy and (2001’s) Rooty, the album takes a less bombastic approach.”
Pre-orders for the album are ongoing.