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Happy Holiday Hangovers From Joyful Noise! [Random Tale]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

 

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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SIGN UP HERE

WHAT IS A TEST PRESSING?

Victor Villarreal touring UK! [Live]

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Hold on to yr butts… guitar aficionado Victor Villarreal will be touring the UK next week with This Town Needs Guns!  You may know Victor from his unspeakably inventive work with Cap’n Jazz, Owls, and Joan of Arc.  If you happen to be lucky enough to be in the area, do not miss your chance to see the mastermind at work.

Here are the dates (all shows w/ This Town Needs Guns):
THU NOV 28 – Southampton, UK @ Avondale House
FRI NOV 29 – Bristol, UK @ The Exchange
SAT NOV 30 – Liverpool, UK @ The Kazimier
SUN DEC 01 – Preston, UK @ The Mad Ferret
MON DEC 02 – Leicester, UK @ The Firebug
TUE DEC 03 – Dublin, Ireland @ The Workman’s Club
WED DEC 04 – Belfast, UK @ Voodoo
THU DEC 05 – Glasgow, UK @ Audio
FRI DEC 06 – Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Pete’s
SAT DEC 07 – Newcastle, UK @ The Cluney
SUN DEC 08 – Leeds, UK @ Wharf Chambers
MON DEC 09 – Manchester, UK @ Night & Day Cafe
TUE DEC 10 – Sheffield, UK @ The Harley
WED DEC 11 – Norwich, UK @ Epic Studios
THU DEC 12 – Oxford, UK @ The Cellar
FRI DEC 13 – Brighton, UK @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
SAT DEC 14 – London, UK @ Birthday’s

Check out this video of Victor playing at the Beat Kitchen in Chicago: