Joywave’s upcoming release, Koda Vista, is shaping up to be one hell of a follow up to their 77777 mixtape.
I’ve always enjoyed their downtempo electronic sound and now I’m really digging their song structure and story lines. With the addition of their latest single, “Anemone,” and the previous track, “True Grit,” I’m getting really excited to see how the entire album will play out from start to finish.
I also wanted to share this great press shot I received which shows the Rochester guys in their hometown. The corporation, Kodak, has had an ominous presence in the group’s lives, growing up in a town that was essentially raised by the company. Koda Vista takes away from their experiences things like larger themes of finding one’s own place in the world. It’s just extrememly interesting to note that in this picture, Joywave are standing in George Eastman’s (the founder of Kodak) previous home now turned museum.
Grab the track below and be sure to visit their bandcamp page that offers a number of different pre-sale options in case you can’t wait until March 27th.
Anemone – Joywave
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This is coincidental.
A lot of times when I find myself doing long tasks (like hanging up all of my pictures finally..) I’ll flip through a couple of albums to revisit. Joywave’s 77777 mixtape was one of them yesterday and it was almost too perfect today to wake up to news of the Rochester guys back at it again.
“True Grit,” their first single off the forthcoming KODA VISTA, shows affinity to the 80′s era with its synthesizer break downs but adds modern elements and intelligent storytelling to make any Joywave fan smile. I loved their sample-heavy previous mixtape but this track shows a glimpse into a meticulously well produced album that’s set to release sometime in March (although nothing has been confirmed yet).
Grab the track below, and if you’re in the Rochester area I’d get yourself to the Bug Jar on Feb. 23rd and 24th for the two night release party.
True Grit – Joywave
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Joywave has been on and off my unconscious radar for months now.
I’ve been downloading tracks the music blogosphere has been throwing out every now and then, leaving them on my iPod and random mix CD’s. And still..no post dedicated solely to this up and coming indie-pop group.
Meet Joywave, coming at you straight from Rochester, NY. I’m not sure how they created such smooth, warm music from such a frigid area of the country. They’re genre-defying..maybe indie, maybe pop, string it together with some soulful beats and you’ve got yourself Joywave. Each song I’ve encountered I have loved for different reasons. “Golden State” was the very first I heard which has this heavy indie-rock feel to it, but has such a nice light chorus. Then I went on to listen to, “Traveling at the Speed of Light” which completely slows their sound down, a lot more production going on in this one. And then there’s my most recent obsession, “Betelgeuse” (which apparently is the 8th brightest star – thanks wiki) which has got some incredible lyrics with a great keyboard beat that starts the entire song off.
Joywave is all over the spectrum. They’re not for everyone’s ears. You’ve got to be patient with this band, but they will blow you away. Back in March they released an 11 song mixtape which features many samples from all over the place like from The Pet Shop Boys and The Flaming Lips…all for FREE right here.
Traveling At The Speed Of Light
BONUS: They also cover Robyn…how could I not post this…
Hang With Me (Robyn Cover)
I also request from this band that they leave their state of NY and venture down to some East Coast cities so I can see this solid music live. No all-ages shows either, I wanna drink..thanks.
Right-click and download, enjoy.
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