Joywave is a young indie pop band based out of Rochester, NY. indie pop band. It consists of five members: Dan Armbruster on vocals and guitar, Sean Donnelly on bass, Andrew York on keys and percussion and Paul Brenner on drums.
The band, formed just over a year ago, released their debut single “Golden State” on January 4th via their website. Produced by David Kahne (The Strokes, Paul McCartney), this epic electro rock track became a rallying cry for their nascent fan base. Now, a few months after playing to a sold-out Bowery Ballroom in NYC last February, Joywave have just released their first mixtape 77777.
77777 is kind of a “concept mixtape” which includes original Joywave material, reinterpretations and covers. There are three covers, “Rearranged” (Limp Bizkit Cover), “Hang With Me” (Robyn Cover) and “Feet Become Hammers” (The Gaze Cover), and five reinterpretations. For these pieces Joywave sampled everything from Miike Snow to Pet Shop Boys, Flaming Lips to LCD Soundsystem, Foals to Beach House, rearranged all that and layered their own vocals over it. Finally, the band introduces three completely new tracks: “PM”, “Traveling At The Speed Of Light”, and “Virus.exe”.
The interesting thing about this mixtape is that it actually feels very cohesive, all tracks being perfectly integrated together and ultimately sounding very “Joywave”. Click HERE to download it for free!
According to a knowledgeable source (i.e. lead-singer Dan), the band is currently writing and recording new songs for their debut album, which should be ready next year. In the meantime, get all news and updates on the Joywave’s official site or MySpace.