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Joyful Noise Showcase Saturday May 3rd in Chicago [Live]

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We would like to announce the first ever Joyful Noise Recordings Showcase!!

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Saturday May 3rd in Chicago at The Burlington featuring Victor Villarreal, Busman’s Holiday, Memory Map, and DMA

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It’s part of the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival.  It’s the sixth annual incarnation of the fest. Lots of movies and bands May 1-4 in Chicago.  And we’ve been invited to participate!

In years past Joan of Arc has performed.  This year Tim Kinsella and Leroy Bach will be playing songs from their JNR release “Tim Kinsella sings the songs of Marvin Tate with music by Leroy Bach featuring Angel Olsen” the night before on Friday May 2nd at the Hideout.

Hopefully you all can make it!  We’ll all be there and look forward to partying with you and enjoying some awesome music together. You can buy tickets in advance at CIMMfest.

Jad Fair performing at Joyful Noise next week! April 4th and it’s FREE! [Live]

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We’re gonna kick off Jad’s 2014 JNR residency with a free show at our space on Friday April 4th!

You can reserve a spot at the show by clicking this button.
Eventbrite - Jad Fair @ Joyful Noise on First Friday - FREE

To remind you, as part of Jad’s residency he will be creating FOUR full-length albums throughout the year, each a unique collaboration with other artists.

Jad Fair & R Stevie Moore
(feat. John Dieterich, Kristin Erickson & Conrad Choucroun)
Jad Fair & Danielson
(feat. Brave Combo & Kramer)
Jad Fair & Norman Blake
(of Teenage Fanclub, feat. Boister)
Jad Fair & Strobe Talbot

A little more about Jad:
In 1974, with his brother David, Jad Fair co-founded the lo-fi alternative rock group Half Japanese. Over the ensuing three decades, Half Japanese released nearly 30 records, and in the process, attracted a solid base of fans passionate about the band’s pure, unbridled enthusiasm for rock and roll. Jad also performs and records as a solo artist, and occasionally collaborates with such musicians as Daniel Johnston, Teenage Fanclub, Moe Tucker (of Velvet Underground), Yo La Tengo, Steve Shelly and Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth), John Zorn, Kramer, and more.

Jad’s talent for album cover design (he designed many of Half Japanese’s and all of his own solo album covers) led Jad to a second career as visual artist. His simple, joyous drawings and intricate, complex paper cuttings are shown in galleries around the world. Books of his artwork have been published in the U.S., UK, Germany, France and Japan. Jad is available for illustration work, including CD covers, t shirt designs, and advertisements.

Sebadoh Winter Tour 2014 – Recruiting Digital Street Team! [Misc / WTF]

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Sebadoh’s next US tour kicks off on February 5th. We would love to have your help in spreading the word about the show you’ll be attending. If you’d be able to do some special Facebooking and Tweeting about the show we will happily give you a limited edition screen-printed tour poster designed by LandLand signed to you by the band!  (Preview coming soon)

HERE ARE THE STEPS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW TO SUCCEED:

  1. Join the Facebook page for Sebadoh Digital Street Team. Become a Facebook friend of Joyful Reagan (our label mascot) and follow JoyfulNoiseRecs on Twitter. This is how we will be able to see all your generous sharing to confirm your participation.
  2. Share the brand new video for ‘State of Mine’ that is posted on Sebadoh’s Facebook page and in the street team group.
  3. Follow the directions as they’ll be shared with you in the Facebook group over the coming days and weeks. It will involve:  
  • Finding the event page for your show and joining, inviting, commenting, and sharing.
  • Sharing cool stuff like Lou Barlow’s interview on WTF with Marc Maron.
  • Tweeting about the show you’re going to.

GO THE EXTRA MILE – We’ll be selecting the top five Digital Street Teamers to receive a super special reward! Some suggestions for standing out:

  • Invite all your friends to the event page for your show
  • Use this image as your Facebook cover photo
  • Use a Sebadoh image close to your heart as your profile pic until your show****
  • Create a Sebadoh digital mixtape and share it
  • Retweet Sebadoh’s tweets and tweet about the show
  • whatever else your beautiful and creative mind can come up with!


TO FINISH:  The day of/after your show message Reagan on Facebook. Tell her what show you went to and that you’ve completed all the steps. You’ll then be sent a link to go claim your signed tour poster.

And remember if you are selected as one of our five exemplary street teamers you will receive a super special reward which we’ll be announcing sooner than later!

 

Test Pressing Week Starts Now! [Misc / WTF]

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What is a test pressing? from Joyful Noise on Vimeo.

 

UPDATE: CLICK HERE TO BID ON TEST-PRESSINGS ON EBAY.

PROCEEDS GO TO GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC

Announcing our second annual Test Pressing Week! Beginning TODAY, Monday, December 2nd, we are selling off our vinyl test pressings from each of our 2013 releases.

TEST PRESSINGS AVAILABLE TODAY (MONDAY DEC. 2)
Cause & Effect (3×7″ w/ Thurston Moore, Lou Barlow, David Yow, etc.)
Child Bite “Vision Crimes / Monomania”
David Yow “Tonight You Look Like A Spider”
DMA “Pheel Phree”
Dumb Numbers “Dumb Numbers”

Available all week are extremely limited vinyl test pressings from Sebadoh, Kishi Bashi, David Yow, Dumb Numbers, WHY?, Son Lux, and others. Each test pressing is hand-numbered out of just a few copies, and many of them are SIGNED by the artists.

Test Pressings will be sold on this page each day at NOON (Eastern US Time). Our aim is to keep these test pressings reasonably priced for the super-fans that will appreciate them. To this end, we reserve the right to cancel orders if it becomes obvious that you have a scheme to sell these on eBay for $300 or something.

PLEASE NOTE: you must be a VIP Member to purchase test pressings. If you are not yet a VIP, don’t worry — it’ll only set you back $5
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WHAT IS A TEST PRESSING?