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Flexi Delays… The Wait is Almost Over! [Website Orders]

By (Staff Post)

Finally! The wait is almost over!! The January and February flexis are scheduled to arrive to our office on Wednesday and we will be working non-stop to ship them out by Thursday afternoon. (If you ordered a Wooden Flexi Box, then it will also be included in this shipment.)

We are SO sorry about the huge delay. This is the third year we’ve done the flexi series, and this is the first time anything like this has happened. It was truly unprecedented and unlikely to ever happen again. Our vinyl manufacturer’s flexi pressing operation is now fully up and running, and things will be getting back to normal soon.

Looking forward, our manufacturer has informed us that the March flexis are scheduled to arrive on April 13, and the April flexis are scheduled to arrive on April 22. We will be shipping the March & April flexis out to you the moment they arrive, and we are hoping that the manufacturing plant will be fully caught up and back on schedule by May.

Keep an eye out for your flexis, and expect some free goodies to say thank you again for your patience and understanding.

Vaadat Charigim LP Release Party at Joyful Noise Last Night! [Misc / WTF]

By (Staff Post)

 

Last night Vaadat Charigim held their “The World Is Well Lost” LP release party at the Joyful Noise studio and invited their Warm Ratio label-mates Sapphic and Joyful Noise’s very own, Sleeping Bag, to join in on the debauchery.

Sapphic, a post-punk duo hailing from Grand Rapids, MI, opened the show out. Their drone like vocals combined with the Upland pints being poured really helped to warm everyone up and set the mood for the evening. Next up was Bloomington Indiana’s Sleeping Bag. Dave Segedy and his boys brought a great show, playing quite a few tunes off their power-pop sophomore release “Women of Your Life”. All of their catchy instrumentals and melodic vocals got everyone’s body moving in time and by the end of the set the packed studio was revving to go for Vaadat Charigim. When the Israeli trio took the stage they immediately set in delivering some dazzling shoegaze sound enveloping everyone in the room in a wall of fuzz. Juval Haring’s rich Hebraic vocals droning in time with the bending icy guitar riffs gave impressions of some 90′s-esque My Bloody Valentine. They continued to power through their set, taking only small breaks in between, speaking in Hebrew to one another about the next song up on the list with their drummer kindly translating to the crowd each time. By the end of the night and the last song everyone was swaying along to their washed-out cavernous sounds, and despite the language barriers, the intrinsic articulation of rock was understood and felt by all in the room. The guys were nice enough to hang out after the show and sign and sell the new album release to all the lucky boys and girls who got to partake in the rocking evening and yet another successful show went down in the Joyful Noise books.

Keep you’re eye out and your ears open for our next show coming up on April 4th. Its another free First Friday fair with a killer line up of Black Rider, Pravada and Jad Fair. I can’t wait to see all you music lovin’ booty shakin’ babes there!

New Kishi Bashi: album details announced! [New Music]

By (Staff Post)

Yep, Kishi Bashi has a new album on the horizon! The new album is titled “Lighght” (pronounced “light”) and will be released worldwide on May 13 via Joyful Noise. Yep, that’s the insane cover art pictured above. The album takes its title from the one-word poem by minimalist poet Aram Saroyan. Musically the album expands the sound of his critically acclaimed debut 151a to include not just avant-pop, but Eastern-tinged arrangements, gentle ballads, Philip Glass inspired improvisations, and more than a few moments that flirt with 70s prog (in the tradition of ELO or Yes).

The first song from the album is “Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!” – an orchestrated and fully realized final version of the track featured on the limited edition 7″ released a few months ago. Stream the song above!

Pre-Order will be available within the next two weeks, so keep your eyes peeled! And yes, we will have a special VIP-Exclusive edition. Until then, if you are headed to SXSW, you should check out Kishi Bashi at one of the following shows:

Friday, March 14 – Aerobic International OFFICIAL SXSW Showcase at Half Step Bar
Saturday, March 15 – Pandora Showcase at The Gatsby
Saturday, March 15 – Denver Post Reverb Showcase at The Dirty Dog
Saturday, March 15 – Wild Honey Pie Presents “The Beehive Showcase” at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Lighght track-listing:

  1. Debut – Impromptu
  2. Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!
  3. The Ballad of Mr. Steak
  4. Carry on Phenomenon
  5. Bittersweet Genesis for Him AND Her
  6. Impromptu no 1
  7. Q&A
  8. Once Upon a Lucid Dream (in Afrikaans)
  9. Hahaha Pt. 1
  10. Hahaha Pt. 2
  11. In Fantasia

Cover Art available here:
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Sebadoh Winter Tour 2014 – Recruiting Digital Street Team! [Misc / WTF]

By (Staff Post)

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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!

 

Happy Holiday Hangovers From Joyful Noise! [Random Tale]

By (Staff Post)

A terrible pulsing in the brainstem, as if a Ridley-Scott style alien might burst out of the back of our skulls. Bleeding from the eyesockets and other orifices. Violent and–frankly–bizarre digestive disturbances.

What’s wrong with everyone at Joyful Noise today?  Did we contract Ebola?  The Black Plague?

Nope!  These are merely symptoms of excessive Holiday Cheer from our year-end party last night!  Thanks Story Inn, for hosting us in amazing style!  Thanks, Karl’s dad (owner of the Story Inn), for making this high-class celebration feasible for our humble label!

2013 was Joyful Noise’s best year ever.  It was our best year ever because of the amazing artists who put out records with us in the past 12 months.  Due to long-distances & inclement weather, only Jorma was able to join us this time.  But all of you were there in spirit, and in the form of our after-hours playlist.

Thanks most of all to Kiely Holden for organizing everything, for picking out gifts for all the staff, and for generally being the sole, unipolar source of everything heartwarming and humane that happens at Joyful Noise.  Without you Kiely, no doubt, we would have celebrated the holidays by working.

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joyful holiday party

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Clark Dallas is about to sing an aria.

jorma

Uncle Jorma had fun.

brendan and who

Brendan, little do you know that Joyful Noise’s plan B for 2014 is to sub-couch-surf on the couch you will be surfing on in Brooklyn.  Collectively.

braintwins

Braintwins make all of the thank you notes and illustrations for Joyful Noise.  And so much more stuff we can’t possibly list it all here.

woodruff and sons

David J Woodruff & Sons makes sure that everything comes out looking classy.

thomas

MINDCONTROL PR makes sure that the will of the masses is being subjugated to Joyful Noise’s top-secret, sinister agenda of selling weird music to people in obsolete technological formats.

interns

The interns make sure that all the work gets done. Thanks guys!  We couldn’t do it without you!