Monday, March 01, 2010

newmusicmonday #32 :: The Joy Formidable


image:: Joy Formidable, from Twitter


This week's Newmusicmonday via WFUV are a band from Wales, The Joy Formidable {touring info & downloads for sale; older catalogue}. This is loud dreamy pop that sold out shows in NYC in January. They have several videos on YouTube, but the NSFW fan video for "Austere" {using BeautifulAgony clips} was banned and is on Vimeo.


Here are a few of my favourite videos. "Popinjay" has great découpage animation and begs to played loudly::




Last year's "Cradle" features Ritzy Bryan {guitar, vocals} on a see-saw with various people.


The "Whirring" video gets some aggression out on a hilltop.




I think the band is on to something here, although some might not be able to get past the Jesus & Mary Chain fuzz.

Twitterversion:: #newmusicmonday blog on @joyformidable. Video clips & link to YouTube banned fan video w/Beautiful Agony footage.


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