JOLLY Unveils Music Video for “Dust Nation Bleak” from the New Album, The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 2)

By on February 27, 2013



With the release of JOLLY’s new album The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 2) only a week away, the band has unveiled their first video for their premier single, “Dust Nation Bleak.”


The Audio Guide to Happiness (Part 2) has come to symbolize JOLLY’s triumph over Hurricane Sandy, the devastating storm that wreaked havoc on their studio and left Drummer/Producer Louis Abramson homeless just weeks before its completion. Luckily the album was saved from the disaster, completed in various friends living rooms, and is being released March 5th via InsideOut Music.


JOLLY’S new music video “Dust Nation Bleak” is filmed directly from the eye of the storm- recorded in the ruins of their studio, and home base. From the outside it may appear to be just another rock video in a gritty setting, but this location represents the sacred remains of JOLLY’s birthplace, and carries deep significance.  The band comments: “When God gives you lemons, make a music video.  JOLLY loves you.”


View the video for “Dust Nation Bleak” here:


In March 2011, JOLLY released The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 1), the first of a two-part series designed to bring listeners to a state of true happiness. To optimize the JOLLY listening experience, the band collaborated with a professor and graduate students at a nearby university, conducting studies on over 5,000 subjects to perfect the usage of binaural tones in their music.


In support of the new album, JOLLY will join label-mates RIVERSIDE on a small tour starting at the end of April, which follows a month of overseas dates with Riverside in March.  A list of North American dates can be seen below.




The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 2) Track List:


01. Guidance Three

02. Firewell

03. You Against the World

04. Aqualand and the 7 Suns

05. Dust Nation Bleak

06. Golden Divide

07. Guidance Four

08. Lucky

09. While We Slept in Burning Shades

10. Despite the Shell

11. As Heard on Tape

12. The Grand Utopia

Tour Dates with Riverside:

04/30/13 – Charleston, SC @ WindJammer – Isle of Palms

05/02/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl

05/04/13 – Gettysburg, PA @ RoSFest

05/06/13 – Dunellen, NJ @ Roxy and Dukes

05/08/13 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door

05/10/13 – Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House

05/12/13 – Mexico City – Jose Cuervo Salon



Anadale – Guitar, Vocals 
Joe Reilly – Keyboards 
Anthony Rondinone – Bass

Louis Abramson – Drums


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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.