His second proper solo album, 'Rat-A-Tat-Tat!' is the follow-up to 2017's 'The Fickle Finger Of Fate'. This time around, Dale brings more of his live band into the mix, including Toshi Kasai and Steve McDonald (Redd Kross, Melvins).
Available on Purple Vinyl, Black Vinyl, CD, Digital, and Limited Edition VIP Vinyl (ltd. to 500, pressed on Red & Purple swirl vinyl with Black Splatter, includes an exclusive Bonus Flexi & glossy photo signed by Dale) right this way…
This guest-curated vinyl series exists for a simple purpose: to save great music from obscurity.
To combat this trend, we've asked six influential guests to each choose their favorite undiscovered or under-appreciated artists to be released on vinyl for the first time.
Subscribers will receive a new full-length album bimonthly, hand-picked by one of our curators. Releases are ltd to 500 hand-numbered copies. All albums include a digital download in WAV, AIFF, and MP3.
We have fewer than 100 subscriptions available, so don't sleep on this one.
On Jan 2nd, our close friend & coworker Jonathan Lee Horne passed away after a brief, severe battle with cancer. Today we announce the Jonathan Lee Horne Memorial Music Fund, with 100% of donations being used to purchase guitars and other musical gear for young musicians.
Jonathan has touched many of your lives directly through emails, special notes & drawings on your packages, cutting your lathe 7”s and creating lasting friendships. A devoted friend & colleague, we are heartbroken and devastated to see him go.
As an avid musician & a lover/collector of guitars, we've created this memorial fund to honor Jonathan by spreading music to the future generations of the Indiana communities he called home: Indianapolis, Bloomington, and Kokomo.
During the mid-1980s, Christian heavy metal began to emerge in American popular culture. ‘Electric Jesus’ tells the fictional story of one of those groups: a teenage Christian metal band called 316.
Any decent fictional rock biopic requires a convincing soundtrack, and Electric Jesus’ director Chris White found the perfect collaborator in Daniel Smith (Danielson, Danielson Famile, Brother Danielson). Smith is known for his highly unique vocal style, which is characterized by the frequent use of a screeching falsetto. Serendipitously, this sound overlaps perfectly with the screaming falsetto vocals of hair metal.
Available on 2xLP splatter vinyl (limited to 316) & 2xLP black vinyl, both with deluxe gatefold artwork.
ANNOUNCING: Sleep Party People - Sleep Party People (10th Anniversary Edition)
Recorded from his bedroom in Copenhagen 10 years ago, this album documents artist/composer Brian Batz' origins and evolution into the mysterious bunny-masked moniker known as Sleep Party People. LONG out of print, the now classic self-titled album is being reissued with reimagined artwork and 8 bonus tracks.
Available worldwide on February 19, the album is pressed on Pale Gold vinyl & limited VIP Edition Vinyl (limited to 400 hand-numbered copies on Black inside Pale Gold vinyl, with bonus screen-printed 7"). Check it out right this way...
Though it's sad to see this incredible band wrap it up after 25 years, they are definitely going out top of their game. This is quite possibly the best Joan of Arc album ever...
Tim Melina Theo Bobby, Joan of Arc’s final album, might be their most personal and adventurous to date, culminating the band's many inspired, divergent sounds into one self-reflective, conclusive statement.
Available in VIP Limited Edition Vinyl (limited to 400) on 'Exploded Portable Model Of' vinyl [Cyan & White w/ Green Splatter], includes bonus Flexi-Disc containing two album outtakes / Sky Blue Vinyl / Blue Cassette / & Digital right this way...
Joyful Noise is not your standard record label... We are artistic facilitators for a wide variety of adventurous musicians.
We aren't focused on any particular genre, nor are we particularly focused on popularity. We value art over commerce,
and we exist to empower our artists to create the most meaningful work possible.
Since our humble beginning in 2003, Joyful Noise has grown a diverse roster of bands including: Kishi Bashi, Deerhoof, WHY?,
Tropical Fuck Storm, Son Lux, Joan of Arc, El Ten Eleven, Swamp Dogg, Ohmme, The Ophelias, Dale Crover, SUUNS, Sleep Party People,
Magic Sword, The Low Anthem, No Joy, Danielson, Oneida, Rob Crow, Sound of Ceres, Lou Barlow, and many others.
We have also released a slew of limited specialty releases on inventive formats (such as multi-spindle-holed vinyl, cassette box sets,
hybrid CD-records, a cymbal-record, etc.), and have created numerous record series such as
our VIP Editions
and White Label Series.
We like to push the boundaries of traditional formats, and make our physical releases as artful as the music they contain.
Joyful Noise is run by a small group of just 10 people who strive to create one of the most artist-friendly labels on the planet,
both in terms of artistic freedom and financial transparency. We also believe in social justice, and often use our label platform
to organize benefit releases for
struggling or marginalized communities around the world. We even started a "church" to help struggling musicians.
Our home base is in the great city of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.