Joywave How Do You Feel Now? on 180g 2LP + Download
Creating a sound that deftly jumps between genres, Joywave's music is grounded in classic songwriting, often injected with house music's energy, the playfulness of disco and an overarching hip-hop spirit. Their How Do You Feel? EP (released on the band's Hollywood Records imprint Cultco Music in March 2014) demonstrated the band's pointed talent for originality while blending influences.
Where any other band might lose its identity in the quest to experiment with so many different sounds, Joywave's all-embracing approach puts their distinct personality front and center while reinforcing the band's stance that they are not aiming for the middle. "Music should engage the audience. If we have not elicited a response of some sort, we have not done our job."
Being from Rochester, NY, Joywave acknowledges that they are somewhat isolated from the mainstream music scene and that's how they like it. "We're able to keep a finger on the pulse of what's happening in big cities but exist outside the trends and can be creative doing what we genuinely like without being overly influenced by other artists."
After a 2014 that saw the release of their debut EP, buzzworthy festival appearances across the U.S. and late night television performances, Joywave are back to kick off 2015 in a big way with the release of their debut album, How Do You Feel Now? via Cultco Music/Hollywood Records. Includes lead single “Tongues" featuring Kopps. Joywave will be joining Bleachers and The Kooks on tour this spring, prior to the record’s release.
Joywave How Do You Feel Now? Track Listing:
1. Somebody New
2. Carry Me
3. Tongues (feat. KOPPS)
7. In Clover
8. Feels Like a Lie
9. Traveling at the Speed of Light
10. Nice House
11. Bad Dreams