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2015 Summer Internship [Announcements]

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Interns Wanted

It’s time once again to welcome curious and passionate music lovers deep into the mysterious world of Joyful Noise Recordings. Wanna know what goes on behind the screen of this website? Wanna know what it takes to get your music heard by thousands, nay, millions of people who just listen to the first ten seconds then skip? Wanna know how to pay your rent and utility bills with a career in music and have another job on the side?

If the answer is “WTF?” to any of the above questions then you are a perfect fit to come help us out this summer!

We’re currently accepting applications for the 2015 Summer Internship here at the Indianapolis HQ of Joyful Noise Recordings. Starting with an orientation on Friday May 15th and ending with a party on Friday August 10th, the 12 week internship is guaranteed to make you sweat! Guaranteed to make you bleed! You must commit to a minimum of 8 hours per week of volunteering in our Indy offices to learn about music promotion, distribution, and revolution.

It’ll be fun! Apply below….

Reptar Street Team [Street Team]

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Hi Yall!  Here’s your chance to help spread the word about the upcoming Reptar album and tour. If you help out the band you can get cool stuff like a personalized mix cd they make just for you, that they will give to you at the Reptar show in your town!

You can also earn a free download of exclusive new tracks not on the album, free copies of the record, and free tickets to see Reptar live.!

Here’s what you do:

– Join the Reptar Street Team Facebook group and email [email protected] and tell us you wanna join with the subject “Reptar Street Team”!

– Your first official task is to find, share, and invite your FB friends to the FB event page for the Reptar show in your town.

Stay tuned for more instructions!

Thanks!

REPTAR TOUR DATES
3/27/2015 – Athens, GA – Slingshot Festival
4/1/2015 – Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade *
4/2/2015 – Washington DC – U Street Music Hall *
4/3/2015 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Night Bazaar *
4/4/2015 – Allston, MA – Great Scott *
4/7/2015 – Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop %
4/8/2015 – Indianapolis, IN – The HI-FI %
4/9/2015 – Chicago, IL – Abbey Pub %
4/10/2015 – Madison, WI – The Frequency %
4/11/2015 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club %
4/12/2015 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry %
4/14/2015 – Omaha, NE – The Slowdown %
4/16/2015 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
4/17/2015 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge @
4/18/2015 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court @
4/19/2015 – Boise, ID – Neurolux @
4/21/2015 – Seattle, WA – The Tractor Tavern #
4/22/2015 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios #
4/23/2015 – Eugene , OR – WOW Hall #
4/24/2015 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent #
4/25/2015 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater #
4/26/2015 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar #
4/27/2015 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
4/29/2015 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
4/30/2015 – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
5/1/2015 – Dallas, TX – Sons of Hermann Hall
5/2/2015 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ ^
5/3/2015 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
5/9/2015 – Tampa, FL – Big Guava Festival
5/14/2015 – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight *
5/15/2015 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West *
5/16/2015 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt *
6/6/2015 – Ozark, AR – Wakarusa Music Festival

w/ Breathers *
w/ Icky Blossoms %
w/ Sandy’s #
w/ Clouds and Mountains @
w/ Party Plants ^–

Announcing Joyful Noise Showcase at SXSW 2015 [Announcements]

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That’s right we are having a party at SXSW and yall are invited! These are some of our favorite bands and to have them all together for one night of rocking goodness is a dream come true!

March 19th – 8pm – +21 – at The 405, 405 East 7th Street, Austin, TX – $12 without SXSW pass

RSVP HERE

And we will have 250 of these cassettes available.  Only place you can get them is at the SXSW show. With a song from each artist performing at the show.  Yeah!

 

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Kishi Bashi tour, new video for “In Fantasia”, and headed for David Letterman! [Announcements]

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Kishi Bashi has a new video for “In Fantasia” off of the blazingly wondrous album “Lighght”.

NPR says it’s “gorgeously rendered by filmmakers Bram De Jonghe and Andrew Turski”.  And we agree!

And Kishi Bashi is scheduled to make his network television debut on David Letterman on Monday February 16th!

Upcoming tour dates below(note the dates with Busman’s Holiday!):

1/21 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA ^
1/22 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV ^
1/23 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT ^
1/27 – Neptune Theater – Seattle, WA *
1/28 – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR *
1/30 – Palace of Fine Arts – San Francisco, CA *
1/31 – Luckman Fine Arts Complex – Los Angeles, CA *
2/04 – House of Blues – Houston, TX ^
2/05 – Stubb’s – Austin, TX ^
2/06 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX ^
2/07 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA ^
2/09 – Iron City – Birmingham, AL ^
2/11 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO ^
2/12 – Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN ^
2/13 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA ^
2/14 – House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL ^
2/16 – Late Night with David Letterman – New York, NY
2/17 – Royale – Boston, MA *$
2/18 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA *$
2/19 – Sixth and I Historic Synagogue – Washington, DC *$
2/20 – Brooklyn Masonic Temple – Brooklyn, NY *$
2/21 – Mohawk Valley Community College – Utica, NY *
2/28 – Club Quattro – Osaka, Japan
3/02 – Billboard Live Tokyo! – Tokyo, Japan
3/29 – Venue – Vancouver, BC ^
4/08 – Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI ^
4/09 – State Theater – Minneapolis, MN ^
4/10 – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL ^
4/11 – St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI ^
4/14 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH ^
4/15 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH ^
4/16 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH ^
4/17 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA ^
4/18 – Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY ^
4/20 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC ^
4/22 – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC ^
4/23 – Jefferson Theatre – Charlottesville, VA ^
4/24 – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA ^
5/16 – Lava Music Fest – Suffolk, VA

* = headlining dates with backing string quartet
$ = w/ Busman’s Holiday
^ = supporting Guster

This is what you can look forward to at these String Quartet shows!

Reptar joins JNR! 7″ available today! [Announcements]

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We are so happy to announce that we have signed Athens, GA based group Reptar!

Continuing their exploration of indie-afro-beat-electropop-weirdness, Reptar will return this spring with their second full-length album (details announced soon). Reptar draws influence from a disparate array of artists, and comparisons can be made to anyone from Talking Heads to MGMT. But Reptar simultaneously showcases musicianship in the heritage of Frank Zappa, Rush, and Mike Patton – creating a blend of party music suitable for music nerds.

In advance of the full length, we are releasing a special limited edition 7″ to whet your appetite. “In Through The Eyelids / Delusional” contains two new Reptar songs which will NOT be included on their upcoming full-length. This one-time pressing is limited to just 500 hand-numbered copies on blue and yellow “A-side/B-side” style.

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Get it here.

Check out Reptar
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Facebook
Bandcamp
Soundcloud
Twitter
Official Website

Last Chance for Kishi Bashi “Bright Whites” Demo [Announcements]

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If you want to get your hands on the historic “Bright Whites” demo by Kishi Bashi act fast! Recorded with banjo on the Of Montreal tour bus, the limited lathe-cut record is only available if you sign up for the Deluxe VIP before the clock strikes midnight on December 31st! Remember this song will not be released digitally with the record.

See how the records are made in this rad video: