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Joywave

Joywave
Joywave performing at Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival April 17, 2016.jpg
Joywave performing at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on April 17, 2016
Background information
Origin Rochester, New York, United States
Genres
2010-present
Labels
Website joywavemusic.com
Members Daniel Armbruster
Joseph Morinelli
Kevin Mahoney
Paul Brenner
Benjamin Bailey
Travis Johansen
Andrew York
Sean Donnelly
Jeremiah Crespo

Joywave is an American indie rock band from Rochester, New York, consisting of members Daniel Armbruster (vocals), Joseph Morinelli (guitar), Jeremiah Crespo (bass), Benjamin Bailey (keyboards), and Paul Brenner (drums).[1] The band first became known for its collaboration with electronic music project Big Data, "Dangerous", which peaked at number one on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in 2014.[2] After releasing two EPs, their debut album, How Do You Feel Now?, was released on Cultco Music/Hollywood Records in 2015. Their second album, Content, was released on July 28, 2017.

History

All five members of Joywave grew up in Rochester, New York.[3][4] Armbruster, Brenner and Morinelli played together in various local bands growing up.[2][3] They formed Joywave in Rochester in 2010.[2][5] Donnelly joined the band soon after, and they released their first mixtape, 77777, in 2011.[5] In 2012, they released their first EP, Koda Vista.[3]

Originally a member of Big Data with Alan Wilkis, Armbruster wrote the song "Dangerous", which was recorded by Wilkis with Armbruster on vocals, and credited to Big Data featuring Joywave.[6] Following the success of "Dangerous", Joywave's notability continued to rise with the release of their 2014 EP How Do You Feel? The two singles from the EP, "Tongues" (ft. KOPPS) and "Somebody New", achieved considerable popularity on the radio and on YouTube, with the respective music videos each having over 1.8 million views on YouTube as of June 2017.[7][8][9][10] "Tongues" was featured on a Google Nexus commercial,[3] and the music video for the song was directed by the directing duo Daniels.[11]

Joywave's debut LP, How Do You Feel Now?, was released on April 21, 2015 in the US and June 22, 2015 in the UK.[12] It reached #25 on the Billboard Alternative Albums chart, #34 on the Top Rock Albums chart, and #3 on the Heatseekers Albums chart.[13] In 2016, the band released Swish, which features alternate versions of "Destruction". The title is a reference to Kanye West's 2016 album The Life of Pablo, which was originally going to be titled Swish.[14]

In April 2017, they released "Content",[15] the first single off their upcoming second album, also titled Content.[16] In May 2017, they released the album's second single, "It's a Trip!".[16] Three other singles were released in the months that followed: "Shutdown," "Doubt," and "Going to a Place." Content was released on July 28, 2017.[17]

On June 1, 2018, the single "Compromise" was released.[18]

Performances

Joywave made their television debut in July 2015 on Late Night with Seth Meyers, performing "Dangerous" and "Tongues".[19] They have also appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live.[20][21][22]

They opened two shows for The Killers in May 2014.[19] That year, they performed at Lollapalooza in Chicago,[23] and played Osheaga Festival in Montreal.[5] In 2015, they toured the UK with Brandon Flowers,[24] went on a five-week tour with Night Terrors of 1927 and Bleachers,[4] opened for The Kooks,[25] and played Leeds Festival in England.[26] In 2016, they went on a five-week US tour with Metric.[3] In the summer of 2017, they toured across the United States with Young the Giant and Cold War Kids.[16] In November 2017, the band announced the second leg of their Thanks. Thanks for Coming tour, which began in Las Vegas on February 10, 2018.[27]

Band members

  • Daniel Armbruster - lead vocals, guitars, production, pianos
  • Joseph Morinelli - guitar
  • Kevin Mahoney - bass
  • Benjamin Bailey - keyboards, pianos, synth
  • Paul Brenner - drums

Discography

Albums

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Alt.

[28]
US
Rock

[28]
How Do You Feel Now? 25 34
Content
  • Released: July 28, 2017[30]
  • Label: Hollywood, Cultco
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
-- --

Compilation albums

List of compilation albums
Title Album details
Swish
  • Released: March 11, 2016
  • Label: Hollywood, Cultco
  • Format: Digital download

Mixtapes

List of mixtapes
Title Album details
77777
  • Released: March 14, 2011[31]
  • Label: Joywave Industries
  • Format: Digital download
88888
  • Released: April 15, 2013[32]
  • Label: Joywave Industries
  • Format: Digital download

Extended plays

List of extended plays
Title Details
Koda Vista
  • Released: March 27, 2012[33]
  • Label: Joywave Industries
  • Format: LP, digital download
How Do You Feel?
  • Released: March 11, 2014[34]
  • Label: Hollywood, Cultco
  • Format: LP, digital download

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[35]
US
Alt.

[36]
US
Rock

[28]
BEL
(FL)
Tip

[37]
BEL
(FL)
Dance

[38]
CAN
[28]
"Ridge"[39] 2011 -- -- -- -- -- -- Non-album single
"Traveling at the Speed of Light"[40] -- -- -- -- -- -- 77777
"Dangerous"
(Big Data featuring Joywave)
2013 106 1 8 -- -- 75 2.0
"Tongues"
(featuring KOPPS)
2014 -- 26 --[A] 54 42 -- How Do You Feel Now?
"Somebody New" -- 15 45 -- -- --
"Destruction" 2015 -- 18 --[B] -- -- --
"Now" -- 27 -- -- -- --
"Content"[42] 2017 -- -- -- -- -- -- Content[43]
"It's a Trip!"[44] -- 24 --[C] -- -- --
"Shutdown"[45] -- -- -- -- -- --
"Doubt"[46] -- 21 --[D] -- -- --
"Going to a Place"[47] -- -- -- -- -- --
"Compromise"[48] 2018 -- -- -- -- -- --
"--" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Notes

  1. ^ "Tongues" did not enter the Hot Rock Songs chart, but peaked at number 48 on the Rock Airplay chart.[41]
  2. ^ "Destruction" did not enter the Hot Rock Songs chart, but peaked at number 30 on the Rock Airplay chart.[41]
  3. ^ "It's a Trip!" did not enter the Hot Rock Songs chart, but peaked at number 39 on the Rock Airplay chart.[41]
  4. ^ "Doubt" did not enter the Hot Rock Songs chart, but peaked at number 42 on the Rock Airplay chart.[41]

References

  1. ^ Thomas, Fred. "Joywave". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Lou Foglia, "Joywave talks Disney, 'Dangerous,' late night shows," Columbia Chronicle, October 5, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e Jeff Spevak, "Riding the Joywave," USA Today, November 25, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Autumn Thatcher, "Joywave on a decidedly upward trend," Salt Lake Tribune, March 5, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c Troy L. Smith, "Buzz band Joywave opens for The Killers, visits 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'," The Plain Dealer, September 24, 2014.
  6. ^ Roman Gokhman, "Noise Pop Q&A: Success buys pink suits, new bed for Joywave," The Bay Bridged, February 25, 2016.
  7. ^ "Joywave - Tongues (Official video) feat. KOPPS". YouTube. Retrieved 2014. 
  8. ^ "Joywave - Somebody New (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 2015. 
  9. ^ "Joywave - Tongues (Official Video) ft. KOPPS". YouTube. Retrieved 2016. 
  10. ^ JoywaveVEVO (February 24, 2015), Joywave - Somebody New (Official Video), retrieved 2016 
  11. ^ Claire Lobenfeld, "Joywave and Kopps Lead NSFW Romp in 'Tongues' Video," Spin, June 3, 2014.
  12. ^ "Interview: Joywave - "Destruction Is One Of Our Favourite On The Record; It's Aggressive And Scary"". Inveterate. May 21, 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  13. ^ Joywave Chart History, Billboard. Accessed June 15, 2017.
  14. ^ Tyler Harvey, "Joywave Shows Denver Some Destruction," 303 Magazine, June 14, 2016.
  15. ^ Sydney Sweeney, "This Just In: Joywave's 'Content' is a Creepy, Double-Edged Sword," Atwood Magazine, April 21, 2017.
  16. ^ a b c Lindsay Howard, "Joywave Teases Next Album with New Song 'It's a Trip'," Variance Magazine, May 5, 2017.
  17. ^ "Content by Joywave". United States: YouTube. Retrieved 2017. 
  18. ^ "Compromise - Single by Joywave". iTunes Store. United States: Apple. Retrieved 2018. 
  19. ^ a b Emily Bloch, "Indie-Rock Band Joywave Makes People 'Feel Uncomfortable'," New Times Broward-Palm Beach, March 17, 2015.
  20. ^ Cantor, Brian (July 30, 2014). "First Look: Big Data, Joywave Perform on "Late Night with Seth Meyers"". Headlineplanet.com. Retrieved 2015. 
  21. ^ "Joywave performs "Somebody New"". abc.go.com. Retrieved 2015. 
  22. ^ "Somebody New (Big Morning Buzz Live)". vh1.com. Retrieved 2015. 
  23. ^ Brittany Spanos, Jessica Hopper, Stacey Anderson, "40 Best Things We Saw at Lollapalooza 2014," Rolling Stone, August 4, 2014.
  24. ^ "Joywave talk collaborating with Kendrick Lamar & why they'll never make a Coldplay album," MTV News, May 22, 2015.
  25. ^ "Joywave talks touring, Tony Hawk and what they're listening to," Into the Crowd, June 26, 2015.
  26. ^ Alistair McGeorge, "Joywave love 'taking the crowd hostage' and admit they 'thrive on being the underdog'," Daily Mirror, September 9, 2015.
  27. ^ "Joywave Expand Thanks. Thanks For Coming Tour With 2018 Dates," The Prelude Press, November 16, 2017.
  28. ^ a b c d "Joywave - Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2015. 
  29. ^ "How Do You Feel Now? by Joywave". iTunes Store. United States. Retrieved 2015. 
  30. ^ "Content by Joywave on Apple Music". iTunes Store. United States. Retrieved 2017. 
  31. ^ Joywave (March 14, 2011). "Joywave - 77777 Mixtape". Soundcloud. Retrieved 2014. 
  32. ^ Joywave (April 15, 2013). "Joywave - 88888 Mixtape". Soundcloud. Retrieved 2014. 
  33. ^ Joywave (March 27, 2012). "Koda Vista". iTunes Store. United States: Apple. Retrieved 2015. 
  34. ^ Joywave (March 11, 2014). "How Do You Feel?". iTunes Store. United States: Apple. Retrieved 2015. 
  35. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot 100 : October 11, 2014 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard.com. October 11, 2014. Retrieved 2015. 
  36. ^ Peak chart positions for singles on the Alternative Songs chart:
  37. ^ "Discografie Joywave". ultratop.be (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014. 
  38. ^ "Joywave feat. Kopps - Tongues". ultratop.be (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014. 
  39. ^ "Ridge - Single by Joywave". iTunes Store. United States: Apple. Retrieved 2014. 
  40. ^ "Traveling At the Speed of Light - Single by Joywave". iTunes Store. United States: Apple. Retrieved 2014. 
  41. ^ a b c d "Joywave - Chart History: Rock Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved 2018. 
  42. ^ "Content - Single by Joywave". iTunes Store. United States: Apple. Retrieved 2017. 
  43. ^ "Content by Joywave". United States: YouTube. Retrieved 2017. 
  44. ^ "It's a Trip! - Single by Joywave". iTunes Store. United States. Retrieved 2017. 
  45. ^ "Shutdown - Single by Joywave". iTunes Store. United States. Retrieved 2017. 
  46. ^ "Doubt - Single by Joywave". iTunes Store. United States. Retrieved 2017. 
  47. ^ "Content by Joywave on Apple Music". iTunes Store. United States. Retrieved 2017. 
  48. ^ "Compromise - Single by Joywave". iTunes Store. United States: Apple. Retrieved 2018. 

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