I’ve been a fan of this band for quite a while now and am somewhat obsessing over them this week.

Joywave hails from Rochester, NY. The band released its first single “Golden State” on January 4th, 2011 via its website (, and followed up with their “77777” mixtape in March 2011. The mixtape is a complex arrangement of original works, covers, and sample based songs featuring various stems combined with Daniel Armbruster’s vocals.  (Miike Snow, Pet Shop Boys, Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem)

In August 2011, Joywave released a limited edition 7” vinyl through blog-turned label Tympanogram, featuring “Traveling At The Speed Of Light” from their “77777” mixtape alongside new single, “Ridge”.

Joywave released “Koda Vista” on March 27th, 2012. The 7 song release deals with the influence of environmental factors on personal experience, painting a picture of predestination born long before each of the band members.

RIYL: M83, Miike Snow, Tears for Fears

Daniel Armbruster – Vocals
Sean Donnelly – Bass
Travis Johansen – Keys/Percussion/Guitar
Paul Brenner – Drums
Joseph Morinelli – Guitar





iTunes: buy Joywave’s 2012 release Koda Vista


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