JOY to spread like psychedelic wildfire at Roadburn 2017

From the heavy psych mecca of San Diego, JOY come to Roadburn Festival 2017 as a classic power trio in style and force. Their third album (second for Tee Pee Records), Ride Along!, came out this past Spring, just when the universe seemed to be getting out of its winter funk – the bad kind of funk, not the funky kind – and could not have been more welcome.

Produced by guitarist / vocalist Zach Oakley, who’s joined in the band by bassist Justin Hulson and drummer Thomas DiBenedetto – the latter also of Tee Pee labelmates Sacri Monti – the album dug into a varied psych approach on tracks like ‘Peyote Blues’ and ‘Red, White and Blues’, but still had plenty of time to jam on cuts like ‘Going Down Slow’ or ‘Evil Woman.And true to the title, listeners were invited to ride along every step of the way.

The bottom line? It was a record that grabbed your attention, mashed it into psychedelic clay, molded it into a statue of you with a big beard on some oversized ‘70s chopper, fired it in a kiln and handed it back to you, gift-wrapped, like it was no big deal. Hell yes we’re stoked to bring them to Roadburn 2017.

Look for JOY to release a special split with Sacri Monti and fellow Roadburn denizens Harsh Toke to coincide with their appearance at Roadburn Festival 2017 on Friday, April 21.

Roadburn Festival 2017 will take place April 20-23 at the 013 venue, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tickets are now on sale!

JJ Koczan, December 2016

Date: April 21

Time: 18:30

Stage: Extase