Much of Little Junior's full-length debut Hi sounds like a clear combination of Pixies' lo-fi basement punk with Weezer and Carly Rae Jepsen's penchant for cheery sing-along melody. Helping the Toronto natives mold the promising collection in the studio was veteran producer John Agnello. Though unapologetically upbeat, the album's sunny tone is subverted by Little Junior's petulant lyrics. Most of the songs, lead singer Rane Elliott-Armstrong admits, have a sardonic side and tend to be written in response to people who've "wronged" him. A particularly salty cut, album opener "Accolades" is about a fellow albeit unnamed Toronto band. But not all of the band's tracks are disparaging – the bass-led "Crooked Tooth" is a heartfelt love song Rane wrote for his boyfriend.