Joywave have concocted a distinctively modern approach towards music that is both organic and synthetic, much like our own day-to-day lives. The Rochester, NY-based band first came together in 2010. A series of visionary mixtapes and EPs followed, as did Big Data’s RIAA platinum certified 2013 single, “Dangerous (Feat. Joywave),” a #1 hit at Alternative radio as well as a top 10 multi-format smash. 2014’s HOW DO YOU FEEL? EP was fast followed by Joywave’s full-length debut album, HOW DO YOU FEEL NOW? The LP spawned a string of multi-format hits, including “Destruction,” multiple versions of which were then showcased on 2016’s innovative remix collection, SWISH. The following year saw CONTENT make a top 10 debut on Billboard’s “Heatseekers” chart, powered by the Alternative radio favorites, “Doubt” and “It’s A Trip!” Joywave has proved just as prolific and popular on the road, performing countless headline dates, show-stealing sets at international festivals spanning Lollapalooza, Coachella, Firefly and the UK’s Reading/Leeds, and support runs with such like-minded artists as The Killers, Bastille, Young the Giant, Cold War Kids, Walk the Moon, Bleachers, Metric, Sir Sly, Bishop Briggs, Thirty Seconds To Mars, and more.
On March 13th, Joywave released their third album, POSSESSION, and were about to embark on a national headline tour when the world shut down. Joywave recently released their new song “After Coffee” and are set to release an EP this summer.
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