Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Joy Formidable releases album and to tour

The Joy Formidable's newest album Wolf's Law is released today, out via Canvasback Music / Atlantic Records. Wolf's Lawis the second album from The Joy Formidable and the follow-up to their breakthrough debut The Big Roar which saw the band praised by the likes of The New York Times, SPIN, and NME as one of the most exciting new UK bands to emerge in 2011. Wolf's Law was mixed by the legendary Andy Wallace (Jeff Buckley, Sonic Youth, Nirvana).

The album has already had heaps of praise foisted upon it. Rolling Stone hailed the songs as "wickedly bracing and Himalaya-huge." NPR noted that "the power and intensity of The Joy Formidable never ceases to amaze." Alternative Press praised the album, saying "Thanks to such marked songwriting growth, Wolf's Law cements the Joy Formidable as a ferocious rock act and as a band with plenty to say." The Guardian hailed the album for its diversity in their 4 star review noting of the song "Silent Treatment" that "'s the velvet glove that softens the blows of the iron fists on either side."

The band recently released the music video for the first US single "This Ladder Is Ours,"which they performed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last week. The song was #1 most added at Modern Rock Radio, where it is currently in the top 20, and spent 3 weeks at the #1 spot on the FMQB SubModern charts. In a glowing review for the track, Rolling Stone called the track "a ravenous sonic assault." Check out the video at the band's website: 

The Joy Formidable are ready to bring their roaring live shows back to the United States for a number of headlining dates this fall. The tour begins on March 18 in Santa Ana, CA before hitting up major cities on the west coast, including a March 21 show at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles. The band are also playing shows in Chicago, Minneapolis, Canada, and others before shows on April 17 at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg and April 18 at New York City's Webster Hall. More dates to be added soon. For a full itinerary, please see below.

Upcoming Tour Dates
3/18 Santa Ana, CA @ The Conservatory
3/19 San Diego, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
3/21 Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda
3/22 San Francisco, CA @ The Filmmore
3/23 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
3/25 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
3/26 Vancouver, BC @ Venue Nightclub
3/27 Seattle, WA @ Neptune
3/29 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
3/30 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
4/01 Sauget, IL @ Pop's Nightclub
4/02 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater
4/03 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
4/06 Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
4/07 Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue Theater
4/08 Lansing, MI @ The Loft
4/09 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
4/12 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
4/13 Montreal, QC @ Corona Theater
4/14 Albany, NY @ Upstate Music Hall
4/17 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/18 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
4/19 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
4/20 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
4/21 Washington, DC @ 930 Club

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