Kishi Bashi - Philosophize in it! Chemicalize with it!

I’ve been a fan of Kishi Bashi since I first heard Manchester but his new album, Lighght, is just wonderful. Yes, I do mean full of wonder. He sounds like everything you’ve heard before but never in his unique combination. In 3 minutes and 20 seconds this track takes you on a ride through strings, ascending Sufjan-esque highs, rolling drums and even a section that sounds like Vampire Weekend if the band was replaced with mice, not kidding.

If you want to check out more, Callie posted about him almost an exact year ago but really you should just start Lighght as soon as possible. Be ready to dance, get sad, laugh or feel the need to fall in love (especially with the album). 


Walk Home
  • Walk Home
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Women of Your Life

In an interesting move, Bloomy, Indiana guitar pop dudes Sleeping Bag has premiered the closer from their ten-track forthcoming LP as the first “single” of sorts. But what an album closer it is! If these guys had an anthem in them, “Walk Home” is it—and just so fitting that it’s opens with whistling. I’ll typically be first to call bullshit on whistling, but it really works. Less of a tremendous, glittering anthem and more of an ode to long, rural roads and one too many thoughts. Bring on the major leagues.

Their sophmore LP ‘Women of Your Life’ will be out November 27 on Joyful Noise Recordings! The vinyl version will be limited to just 300 hand-numbered copies on “double mint” green vinyl, packaged in silk-screened jackets! Don’t Sleep(ing Bag)!

Half Japanese releasing first album in 13 Years

Legendary lo-fi, post-punk band Half Japanese will release first album in 13 years. The new album “Overjoyed” will release 3 September on Joyful Noise Records
Efsanevi lo-fi post-punk grubu Half Japanese 13 yıllık bir aranın ardından “Overjoyed” adını verdikleri albümü Joyful Noise Records‘tan 3 Eylül'de yayınlayacaklar.


1. In Its Pull

2. Meant To Be That Way

3. Brave Enough

4. Do It Nation

5. The Time Is Now

6. Our Love

7. Shining Star

8. Each Other’s Arms

9. Overjoyed And Thankful

10. We Are Sure

11. As Good Can Be

12. Tiger Eyes


Child Bite - Monomania (Slime Green #407/500)


I am doing things a bit backwards, last week I featured Child Bite’s 2nd EP which was in accordance with this beautiful slime green 10" entitled Monomania. Ive already talked about this band but I just wanted to give you guys an in depth look into the packaging. both Vision Crimes and Monomania are essentially the same when it comes to how the record is packaged. Aside from the actual screen printed artwork these are both equally beautiful, and I highly suggest picking both of these up from joyful noise.


wednesday boom.  

Son Lux - Lost It To Trying

[Joyful Noise Recordings] 


One night in the Spring of 2014 I was so feverish that my sense of pitch was completely distorted, and I packed up my speakers thinking they were broken. This song (a new project by Yoni Wolf of WHY? and his ex-girlfriend Anna Stewart) emulates that night in the best possible way.

Child Bite - Vision Crimes (“bloody feces” brown/red #148/260)


Everything about this EP is brutal, fun, and all around crazy. Child Bite is a recent discovery for me. What convinced me to pick up both EP’s from Joyful Noise? One track and this beautiful packaging.  The best way to describe this band is If Andrew W.K and Valiant Thor had a baby that somehow grew in to a serial killer. If you are looking for something new that will shake you to the core, Vision Crimes is the EP you are looking for. 



The packaging is easily one of the best I have seen in a very long time. Not only do we have screen printed and hand numbered artwork, the jacket is essential a pop-up book with some of the coolest artwork you will ever see. 


The sound quality is spot on, everything is even and the drums hit so damn hard they shake every inch of my tiny apartment. For $12 i can honestly say this was the best impulse purchase I have made in a while. 


SON LUX  ‘You Don’t Know Me’ [Official Video]

[Directed by Nathan Johnson and created by The Made Shop. Son Lux new album “Bones” is out now via Joyful Noise Records]

Album Review: J Fernandez, "Many Levels of Laughter"

Album Review: J Fernandez, “Many Levels of Laughter” @jnandez @joyfulnoiserecs #listentothis

J Fernandez Many Levels of Laughter
(Joyful Noise Recordings – June 9, 2015)
(Alternative, Psychedelic)
Review by Rob Leonard

Whispering sounds of an overworked air conditioner fills the space that’s usually accounted for by useless dominant chatter. It’s valuable to note that friends could as easily be seen and not heard, where the lack of spoken communication represents an intangible beauty…

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