Joywave announce debut EP ‘How Do You Feel’ on Cultco Music

By on March 31, 2014

Joywave are a NY based group whose infectious electronic sounds have been garnering them a strong fan base in the US over the past 12 months.  After causing a flurry at SXSW with their sets at the Spotify House & Fader Fort and earning praise from the likes of Fader, Hypetrak, Interview Magazine and Complex following the release of their debut EP, ‘How Do You Feel’ earlier this month the band are set to leap across the pond and conquer the UK this summer.

Armed with their effortlessly catchy indie hooks, gritty electronic synth and brooding vocals, Joywave’s sound has immense depth and intelligence as seen from their debut EP and acclaimed live sets. Joywave are cleverly encouraging fan interaction through Tumblr to create an ever-growing visualization to accompany the EP audio; the band state “Each song has a thematic visual tied to it, watch them all and contribute your own to show how each song makes you feel.”  The visual will grow as fans tag GIFs with #JOYWAVE #SONGTITLE – watch the progress and contribute here.

In 2013 Joywave shook up the blogosphere with their contagious lead track, ‘Tongues’ which featured vocals from KOPPS which rapidly climbed the Hype Machine charts to stay strong at #1 for over a week, accumulating over 530,000 plays to date, as well as being included in Hype Machine’s “Zeitgeist 2013” (Top 50 most blogged tracks of the year).

So far remixes of Tongues have come in from the likes of The Hood Internet, Harry Fraud, RAC and Starsmith, all of which have taken the internet by storm.


Forthcoming US tour dates as below…

2nd April – The Sinclair w/ Holy Ghost! (Converse Rubber Tracks Live event)  – Boston, MA

4th April – Neumo’s w/RAC – Seattle, WA

5th April – Celebrities w/RAC – Vancouver, BC

6th April – Wonder Ballroom w/RAC – Portland, OR

8th April – The Fillmore w/RAC – San Francisco, CA

9th April – The Observatory w/RAC – Santa Ana, CA

15th April – The El Rey w/RAC – Los Angeles, CA

25th April – Syracuse University’s “Mayfest” w/A$AP Ferg + AraabMuzik – Syracuse, NY


2nd August – Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL


“How Do You Feel?” EP will be released via Cultco Music in the coming months.

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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.