Wednesday, December 29, 2010

sick of the radio album review for 'all around me'

Joy and Revolution are one of the most underated groups I have heard in a long time. Their newest album all around me creates a dreamy melancholy that’s tough to get out of your head filled with slow burn casio jams that float through celestial dream-lands layered with romantic vocals and dreamy synths. Ive been vibe’in to this album for a few days now, I love this band!!

andy from sotr.

Monday, December 27, 2010

new lp: all around me. out now 12-23-10

100 cassette copies w/ homemade cover art.
$10 per cassette tape.
pre order @

click link for free mp3 download

1. Allison is blown away 03:38
2. be my clothes 04:12
3. monsters in the night 03:36
4. you are my days 03:15
5. perfect to me 01:41
6. always true 03:05
7. I got the fun 02:13
8. dont ask me why 03:04

mastered by my free hugs recordings (C) 2010
released 23 December 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

dream baby dream, coming soon!

Yes you heard right, joy and revolution loves SUICIDE.
We are going to cover a few of their tracks with a spin of course.
look for this soon on bandcamp, and yes it will be free download! says....

There’s something strangely scary and relaxing about doing nothing. Sitting on your couch, staring forward into a white wall, seeing vague imaginations dance in front of you. Your mind seems to be both silent and racing, quietly racing faster and faster to an unknown destination. But the destination doesn’t even necessarily matter, it never really matters. Enter Joy and Revolution. Now the whole beachwave/dreamwave movement has recently built up some more attention, particularly with acts like Beach House and Broadcast leading the way. Yet with such an expansive sound, it left the door wide open for acts to follow, providing their own spin on a format far beyond thought. Rather, it is far more about emotion, about turning inward and decide for yourself what it means. Now I am almost positive some people will be reading this, say I’m full of BS, and walk away from this article without even the slightest preconceived notion of listening to an act that is so vague in conception. It’s true that Joy and Revolution is rough, dull on the edges yet what makes it work is it’s delinquent, astral qualities. Take Love is Kind off their latest ep release, but of course, Love is Kind. With it’s haunting organs and equally haunting, fading, singing, it is far from boring, rather it builds and builds with thunderous bass groaning during the chorus and just as fast as it appeared, it is gone again. So put it on, sit down, and fade out: think of something happy. It may just be the vacation you needed after all.

Download Joy and Revolution’s track “dont ask me why” here, its from their upcoming LP entilted “Gems all Around Me” which will be released sometime in December. It looks like they got a SUICIDE cover album in the works also, look for that to be released sometime in the near future too.

- Cliff Drake

all around me LP coming dec. 2010

'dont ask me why' is the first single from the upcoming lp.
listen to the single on bandcamp.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Joy and Revolution is now on bandcamp!

check us out and get free downloads!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

once upon a time

there lived a girl whose writings detailing the changing sky with it's beautiful colors and textures flitting about filled pages and pages. These movements of cloud and color, birds drifting together, all were caught in her breath and trapped in her soul to be remembered. A tribute to the beauty in the vastness of the sky and world but also the lonliness held within it. She desired most of all to share this raw and passionate love of art with her one true love. Yet for years her search answered only in heartbreak. Heartbreak sending fireworks of pain deep within her until a night to remember. Fireworks of July Fourth greets her with a chance meeting...
This man, his essence is art, his passion in music. Scraps of paper scribbled with lyrics of clouds, sunsets, and summers scatter the room. He searches to share an europhic bond held between music and his one true love that he can be completely himself with.