THE FIRST LOOK AT UPCOMING THIRD ALBUM
SPECIAL UK SHOW AT THE LEXINGTON, LONDON
“I think a lot of people will probably try to fit this song into some type of political narrative”,says Armbruster in an exclusive Audio Commentary (streaming song alongside the song HERE), “but that’s really not the point. It’s a song about complete exhaustion and media burnout. It’s an anti-chaos song. Every screen you walk by DEMANDS your attention. Everything is BREAKING NEWS in all caps.
It’s a really difficult time to think about the mundane small-scale things that have been the focus of human existence until very recently. I don’t think people should check out, but I think it’s beneficial to at least zoom out and not take the bait every time. It feels like everything is designed to keep us enraged 24 hours a day. We deserve a little sanity”.
Currently hard at work wrapping up their eagerly awaited third full-length LP, Joywave will herald the album with a very special series of intimate live performances. “The Possession Sessions” begin next Saturday, June 29th in the band’s hometown and then continue with exclusive shows in Los Angeles and Brooklyn before heading to the UK with a special show at London’s The Lexington on November 20th.
In addition, Joywave will light up a number of upcoming summer festivals and radio events, which they kicked off at the weekend with a slot at Firefly Music Festival in the US.
Tickets for “The Possession Sessions” tour go on sale today. For complete details and ticket availability, please see https://joywavemusic.com.
THE POSSESSION SESSIONS
22 – Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival *
29 – Rochester, NY – The Bug Jar
9 – Los Angeles, CA – The Moroccan Lounge
11 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere (Zone One)
13 – Chicago, IL – Taste of Chicago *
18 – Fayetteville, AR – Free Summer Concert Series at JBGB *
19 – Kansas City, MO – Coors Light Block Party *
10 – Redmond, WA – 107.7 The End Presents Summer Camp *
20 – London, UK – The Lexington
* FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE
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Joywave has spent much of the past decade holding an aural mirror to society, concocting a distinctively modern approach towards pop music that is both organic and synthetic, much like our own day-to-day lives.
The NY based band first came together in 2010 to put live flesh on the bones of songwriter-multi-
2014’s HOW DO YOU FEEL? EP was fast followed by Joywave’s full-length debut album, HOW DO YOU FEEL NOW? which spawned a string of multi-format hits. The following year saw the album CONTENT make a top 10 debut on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart upon its arrival, powered by the Alternative radio favourites, ‘It’s A Trip!’ and ‘Doubt’.
Joywave has proved just as prolific and popular on the road, performing countless headline dates, show-stealing sets at international festivals spanning Lollapalooza, Coachella, Bumbershoot, and the UK’s Reading/Leeds, and support runs with such artists as The Killers, Young the Giant, Walk the Moon, Bleachers, Metric, Thirty Seconds To Mars, and more. T
Joywave is Daniel Armbruster: Vocals * Paul Brenner: Drums * Joseph Morinelli: Guitar * Benjamin Bailey: Keyboards/Guitars.