Self-recorded and self-produced over the majority of 2020 – through a year of strife, solitude and reflection – The Witness finds the band holding a magnifying glass over their own default state of playing and performing. “There’s something interesting about the idea of a collective witness, being a witness to the time we’re living in now,” vocalist-guitarist Ben Shemie reflects.
VIP Edition is Black & Pink Pinwheel vinyl, ltd. to 500 & includes an exclusive bonus flexi-disc of SUUNS cover of Colder's "Crazy Love." Limited Edition (ltd. to 1500) Bright Blue LP, Black LP, CD & Digital also available right this way…
SURPRISE: El Ten Eleven / Kishi Bashi / Tall Tall Trees Every Day Is a Sunday b/w Slow Motion Feel
Today we are surprise-announce-releasing a split 7-inch feat. three Joyful Noise artists: Kishi Bashi, Tall Tall Trees, & El Ten Eleven.
Side A features a ridiculously catchy collaboration between Kishi Bashi & El Ten Eleven titled Every Day Is A Sunday, & Side B features a new collaboration between Tall Tall Trees & El Ten Eleven, titled Slow Motion Feel. Think of this as a split 7" from Kishi Bashi & Tall Tall Trees, with one of the greatest instrumental bands in the world (El Ten Eleven) as their “backing band”.
Ltd. to 1000 on blue vinyl [WE HAVE COPIES ON HAND, SHIPS IMMEDIATELY!] & of course digital, right this way…
Most of us have lived some inner Tropical Fuck Storm over this past year and a half. Even for a band that’s made a career out of crafting songs attuned to political and social crisis, there was a new bleak in the air for Tropical Fuck Storm, what the band calls “give-a-fuck fatigue.”
The third album from the avant-punk quad—aptly titled Deep States—mines familiar ground as well as new cultural terrains, while digging deeper into the subjective state of contemporary panic.
VIP Edition on Yellow & Orange Moonphase vinyl ltd. to 500, includes exclusive bonus flexi-disc of "Lose The Baby (Live)." Ltd. 2k on Teal LP, Orange LP, CD, Green Cassette, & Digital right this way…
Cedric has spent the past decade creating soul-stirring pieces that muse on identity, Black beauty, and celebration, informed by his unique worldview: He was born in Niger to Canadian and Mozambican/Belgian parents, spent his upbringing around the world, and is currently based in Montreal.
His new LP, Hang Time, is a high water mark in the young artist’s already deep catalog. Hang Time shifts fluidly between rock, folk pop and ambient elements, holding tensions and untangling complex truths. Available on VIP Ltd. Ed. of 400 on Red + Sky Blue triple button vinyl w/ Flexi, Rose Red Vinyl, CD, Gold Cassette & Digital right this way…
“Think of all the beauty, positivity and love that gets deemed ugly, negative and hateful by the self-proclaimed guardians of 'common sense.' We'd hardly be destroying society by dismantling their colonial economics and prisons and gender roles and aesthetics. We'd be creating it!” -Deerhoof
Deerhoof has made a valiant return to this raging brushfire of a world with just what we needed: A brand new album!
With this "baroque gone DIY" LP, Deerhoof proves that anything—from consistent creative reinvention 25 years deep into a career to self-actualization in the midst of global upheaval—is possible.
Crocus retains the complexity of Almost, but revels in the newfound confidence bolstered by the growth and change the band has undergone. Contrasting their trademark lyrical clarity with lush arrangements, The Ophelias’ growth has been marked — so much has been transformed and rebuilt. Crocus is a safe haven, built with trust, love, and the assuredness that comes with growing up.
VIP Edition is on Gardner’s Green vinyl ltd. to 400, includes exclusive bonus flexi-disc. Also available on Pale Yellow LP, CD, Green 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.