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The Joy Formidable @ Union Hall
Joy Formidable

"The Joy Formidable is the first band signed to Black Bell Records, the label founded by Passion Pit's synth player/sampler Ayad Al Adhamy. The band will release their Black Bell debut, an eight-song EP titled A Balloon Called Moaning, on May 4.

The EP was recorded in the band's home bedroom studio and was entirely self-produced. The Joy Formidable has sold out multiple UK tours throughout the past year and supported several standout bands including Editors and The Temper Trap. After touring the UK with Passion Pit, the band was invited to join them as the opening act to their shows at New York's Terminal 5. Additionally, the band played two stateside headlining shows at Brooklyn's Union Hall and New York City's Pianos, both of which sold out." -PR

Tickets are on sale NOW for a Monday, May 10th Joy Formidable show at Mercury Lounge in NYC.

The UK band, now on a short tour (all dates below), played Bamboozle on Sunday, a sold out show at Mercury Lounge the night before that, and the Truck America Festival the day before that. Earlier this year, as mentioned above, they visited NYC for some shows including one at Union Hall in Brooklyn with Jaguar Club and Ravens & Chimes. Pictures from that show, with the tour dates, below...

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Jaguar Club @ Union Hall

Jaguar Club

Jaguar Club

Jaguar Club

Jaguar Club

Jaguar Club

Jaguar Club

Jaguar Club

Jaguar Club

Jaguar Club

Jaguar Club

Jaguar Club

Jaguar Club

Jaguar Club

Ravens & Chimes @ Union Hall

Ravens Chimes

Ravens Chimes

Ravens Chimes

Ravens Chimes

Ravens Chimes

Ravens Chimes

Ravens Chimes

Ravens Chimes

Ravens Chimes

Ravens Chimes

Ravens Chimes

Ravens Chimes

Ravens Chimes

Ravens Chimes

Ravens Chimes

Ravens Chimes

The Joy Formidable @ Union Hall

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable - 2010 tour dates
April 30 Truck Festival USA
May 1 Mercury Lounge NY - SOLD OUT
May 2 Bamboozle Festival
May 4 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto
May 5 The Green Room Montreal
May 6 Harper's Ferry Allston
May 7 Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia
May 8 Jillians Alberny
May 10 SECRET SHOW Mercury Lounge NY

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Comments (7)

...because if they're on the label of a synth player from an overhyped generic indie pop band, they MUST be good.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 11:19 AM

Joy Formidable's awesome

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 11:19 AM

Look beyond the label - they're a good band.

Posted by drewo | May 3, 2010 12:13 PM

i like them and i hate everything...sort of like a poppy my bloody valentine at times.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 12:38 PM

They were great yesterday at Bamboozle.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2010 1:27 PM

They put on a fun show -- nice people too.

Posted by Avery | May 3, 2010 4:45 PM

Just saw Joy Formidable..Holy Shit they are real deal..That little girl can eat all three of the vivian girls for breakfast..including the fat one!

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2010 11:50 PM

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