The Joy Formidable Is Giving It All Away

Feb 12th, 2009 // 13 Comments

Proof that sometimes the NME can make me forgive their hyperbolic ways: The British music magazine is offering a free download of A Balloon Called Moaning, the forthcoming album from the Welsh band the Joy Formidable. The album by the noise-pop outfit, who I have raved about on this site before, is out in physical form Monday (and obviously, worth buying as a thank you for this generous gesture). If you want to see why this is one of today’s best developments—if not the No. 1 piece of news I’ve heard since I woke up this morning—check the video for the incredibly ebullient “Cradle” after the jump.

The Joy Formidable’s Entire New Album For Free [NME]
Cradle [YouTube]
The Joy Formidable [MySpace]

  1. brasstax

    Wooooo!

  2. musicquizking

    Why doesn’t anyone like AIRIEL? Shoegaze and noise-pop freaks should check them out.

  3. Maura Johnston

    @musicquizking: i like them!

  4. brasstax

    @musicquizking: They’re a’ight.

  5. Anonymous

    yeah, this is pretty great.

  6. musicquizking

    @maurajohnston I knew you had good taste :)

  7. Marth

    Is there a current working definition of “noise pop”? Because I’ll be damned if I can figure it out.

  8. T'Challa

    Love it. It’s like the Primitives crossed with Velocity Girl. Awesome tune!

  9. T'Challa

    Love it. It’s like the Primitives crossed with Velocity Girl. Awesome tune!

  10. brasstax

    I love the whole thing, but I think “Austere” is still my favorite song by them (the first I heard).

  11. righteousmaelstrom

    @T’Challa: Really? Sign me up!

  12. Anonymous

    wowsers me likey

  13. pdVsQS i dont know if that is fully true

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