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Tour Update: The Joy Formidable

Coming to a city relatively near you, my friends…shows are selling out so click here bee-yottches so get yo tix asap.


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Take a load off with a The Joy Formidable’s most recent single called “A Heavy Abacus” which will be included as part of their forthcoming EP to entitled Roarities.   The way cool live version featured above was recorded at live at the legendar KOKO in Camden, London.

Guess what…still love this band.  Why?  Becasue they rock and because they have a method to their alt-rock madness…record, tour, repeat.  Their day is coming…it’s just a matter of time.

– Drago

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Jump Back :: The Week in Review

Patrons of Punk re-embraced a re-post of an article written a few weeks back…before the meltdown…about a band from Phoenix called Moovalya. I felt a bit bad as it was our technical difficulties that caused the article to disappear for a bit. More post-hardcore punk followed on Tuesday  with Thurdeen’s review of Sleep City’s debut EP entitled Still Breathing.  News of The Joy Formidable’s Spring Tour landed on the front page mid-week as the band begins final preparations to support their debut album entitled The Big Roar which is due to drop early next week…March 14th to be exact.  We also got some good news out of the Criminal Records camp when we learned that The Exits were, in fact, still very much alive and heading back into the studio to record some new stuff. I’m not sure who pissed Thurdeen off this week but it’s clear that he has been dialing up the punk to get in touch with his inner angry child. The theme continues with his review of Kesshin, a french al-rock/punk band from France whose new EP entitled For Too Long Now has us all quite smitten. The music of Byzanite closes out the week for us as we learn that chiptune is not actually created by chipmunks (sorry Alvin) but by a step-sequencer hooked up to a GameBoy. What? Exactly. But ’tis good my friends so check it out.

– Drago

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The Joy Formidable's Spring Tour

Given the bevy of US tour dates this Spring, if you miss seeing The Joy Formidable live it’s because you didn’t really want to see them in the first place. Their coast to coast tour kicks off at The Earl in Hotlanta just (2) days after the official start of Spring on March 22nd. From there they hit the rest of the east coast before making their way across the Heartland of America, across to the left coast and then back again to finish up in NYC. This tour also includes stops at SXSW and Coachella.
You can check out the complete tour listing, purchase tickets and pre-order a digital copy of their debut album The Big Roar (scheduled to drop on March 14th) all from their website. Can’t wait to see their show at the Black Cat in DC!

– Drago

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Quirky and Cool…Austere from The Joy Formidable

I’m in…hook, line and sinker.  Check out the new vid from The Joy Formidable for their latest track…‘Austere.’ Can’t wait to see these cats (and chic) live next time they come to the States.  Digz it I do!

– Drago

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New Song, New Vid…The Joy Formidable

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Today’s post is short, sweet and simply this…I freaking love this band.  – Drago

upcoming shows

Oct 01 King Tuts Wah Wah Hut Glasgow, United Kingdom
Oct 02 The Tunnels Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Oct 04 Manchester Academy Manchester, United Kingdom
Oct 05 O2 Academy 2 Newcastle Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Oct 06 Cockpit, Leeds Leeds, United Kingdom
Oct 07 Sugarmill Stoke On Trent, United Kingdom
Oct 08 Millennium Music Hall Cardiff, United Kingdom
Oct 10 O2 Academy2 Oxford Oxford, United Kingdom