Joyful Noise Recordings



Later this month we will be curating a stage at WARMfest here in our hometown of Indianapolis. We've invited some of our best buds to play on Saturday, August 30th, all on one stage:

of Montreal (8:00pm)
Half Japanese (5:00pm)
Sebadoh (3:45pm)
WHY? (2:15pm)
Busman's Holiday (1:30pm)
KO (12:45pm)
Sleeping Bag (12:00pm)

With all these amazing bands in the same location, we decided to release a special lathe-cut series in conjunction with the festival.

On Saturday, August 30th, of Montreal, Half Japanese, Lou Barlow (Sebadoh), Yoni Wolf (WHY?), Busman's Holiday, KO, and Sleeping Bag will each be recording exclusive tracks live at WARMfest (courtesy of Lovebird Recording). These limited recordings will be manufactured live at the festival, lathe-cut into square 7" records. Each record will be hand-numbered, signed by the artist, and limited to only 75 copies. These limited releases will likely sell out that day. Which is a great reason to make the pilgrimage to this awesome event!




Sleeping Bag is now streaming their new album Deep Sleep in it's entirety via My Old Kentucky Blog. On their third LP, Dave Segedy (the group's drummer, songwriter and primary vocalist) has taken the band into heavier, more epic territory. The sunny jangling guitars and fun whistle choruses are gone; obliterated in a full on fuzz-guitar assault.  Dave sings, "I want to free the dog that I am." and he means it.

Listen to the whole album here. 

Also, we have fewer than 100 copies remaining of the sweet Marbled Kelly Green & Aqua Blue vinyl (limited to 500 hand-numbered copies).   


We are pleased to introduce you to Divorcee, the new project from Yoni Wolf and his ex-girlfriend, Anna Stewart. The band's debut EP will be released tomorrow exclusively via the JNR webstore.
With their self-titled EP, the WHY? frontman steps out of the spotlight to craft all the music himself, while Stewart sets her brutally honest lyrics to each song. The album is at times a podium for her to proclaim her own perspective about her former relationship with Yoni, a subject well-documented through previous WHY? songs (most notably on the album "Alopecia"). She recounts her relationship anxieties with gut-wrenching honesty and an endearing, confident tone, revealing the feminine counterpoint to WHY? songs like "Good Friday" & "The Hollows". Her lyrics are impactful, unsettling, and sometimes quite deprecating toward her former lover / new bandmate.
The debut EP is a vinyl/digital only release, featuring a limited pressing of 400 hand-numbered copies on red-velvet splatter vinyl. Orders ship immediately (none of that usual pre-order delay), and include an instant MP3 & WAV download of the full album. Divorcee will be released to the world next week, but is available right now to you lucky bastards.

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