Announcing the latest from -- polymath musician, terrifying instrument wielding composer and percussionist -- Thor Harris' Doom Dub II.
It begins with a doomed beat. Atonal harmonies are expertly layered in, forming an alternate offering to the warm, sunny sound that history knows as Dub. Calling on his legion of wildly talented friends and artists – Zola Jesus, Lawrence English, Dorian Wood, Marissa Nadler just to name a few - the album charms you with haunting howls, while a steady, lingering drum beat creates the illusion of safety. Don’t get too comfortable. It’s a strange world - eerie but enticing.
Available on Black Cassette, and full printed zine, check it out right this way…
New York-based audiovisual project Sound of Ceres has traversed the Emerald Sea and surfaced with a tremendous third album. Rendered in ambitious orchestral passages and narrated by performance artist Marina Abramović, the album tells the story of how the universe comes to know itself over the course of three acts.
Emerald Sea follows two deities who trail each other through the furthest reaches of experience. There is the Universe, all that exists, voiced by Abramović. And there is Venus, transformer of matter and avatar of love, sung by the group's lead vocalist k.
Available on VIP Limited Edition of 500, Green & Sea Blue Galaxy Vinyl (includes VIP exclusive 7” Lathe-cut), Sea Foam Vinyl, CD, Cassette & Digital. Check it out right this way…
Channeling his background in classical music, SUUNS’ Ben Shemie combines string fractals, manipulated vocals, and synth-powered chaos to bridge the universes of past, present, and future for his fourth solo album Desiderata.
For this ambitious, expansive album, Shemie was joined by the formidable Molinari String Quartet. Desiderata was recorded live on the floor of hotel2tango, the Montreal studio owned by Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Recording each track in two single-takes, the urgency and dynamism of these compositions can be heard as much felt.
Available on VIP Limited Edition of 400 Black Smoke colored vinyl (includes VIP-exclusive 7" lathe-cut), Star Dust vinyl, CD, and digital. Check it out, right this way...
Oneida has become known for trekking further and further into abstract, atmospheric sounds, recording long haunting compositions that couldn’t have been more different than the pulsing, hammering anthems of their past. Four years following the release of Romance, Oneida returns with Success, their most guitar-centric, rock album in decades.
Available on VIP Orange Smoke Vinyl (+ bonus unreleased song on lathe), Black Vinyl, CD, Cassette and of course digital. Check it out right this way...
You demanded, you pleaded, and you also asked very nicely...and the wait is now over. Tropical Fuck Storm and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard's raucous EP 'Satanic Slumber Party' is being pressed on wax!
Pumped full of booze and adrenaline, two of psych-rock’s most powerful joined forces for a 20-minute “Hatjam” chockfull of sax skronks, brick-heavy distortion, and punchy riffs.
Available on VIP 12" Screenprinted Pink & Yellow Galaxy Vinyl (+ bonus unreleased song on lathe), 12" Screenprinted Pink Vinyl, and of course digital. Check it out right this way...
Medicine Singers' self-titled debut album expands on years of collaboration following a spontaneous 2017 performance by Eastern Algonquin powwow group Eastern Medicine Singers and guitarist and producer Yonatan Gat.
The record is rounded out by contributions from Ryan Olson of Gayngs, rising jazz trumpet star jaimie branch, Thor Harris and Christopher Pravdica of Swans, no wave icon Ikue Mori, and ambient music pioneer Laraaji. Medicine Singers’ debut album creates a genre-smashing kaleidoscope of sound firmly rooted in the intense physical power of the powwow drum.
Medicine Singers is the first record to be released on the new Joyful Noise sub-label, Stones Tapes.
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.
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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.
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