Joy

Joy

Joy

Devil’s Blues

Shrimper

Occasional tape hiss and the ambiance of everyday life can’t even begin to disguise the unadorned loveliness that bursts confidently out of Joy’s new offering Devil’s Blues. Whereas the album begins with an air of introverted melancholy, it soon explodes with a panoramic and cinematic melding of fragile Nick Drake-esque folk, Appalachian porch songs and the wide open spaces of Morricone’s spaghetti western soundtracks. Intertwining falsettos, string arrangements, bursts of horns and humming guitar strings, Joy’s epic laments are made to get lost in. And I couldn’t help but think as I listened to this platter, “Man oh man, they don’t play our kind of songs on the radio anymore, do they?”

Joy: www.joysongs.net

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Butch Walker
    Butch Walker

    Stay Gold (Dangerbird Records). Review by Andrew Ellis.

  • Belly
    Belly

    Belly brought lot of grit and a touch of grace to the Bowery Ballroom in NYC.

  • Pickathon 2016
    Pickathon 2016

    Pendarvis Farms transforms for three extraordinary days into the fun and psychedelic fest of your wildest indie music loving dreams, Pickathon. Alexa Harris was there to experience the joys of farm life for the weekend.

  • Money Chicha
    Money Chicha

    Echo En Mexico (Vampisoul). Review by James Mann.

  • Micronotz reissues
    Micronotz reissues

    Mortal Micronotz, Smash, Live, The Beast that Devoured Itself, 40 Fingers (Bar/None). Review by Scott Adams.

  • Big Eyes
    Big Eyes

    Stake My Claim (Don Giovanni Records). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Various Artists
    Various Artists

    Money Maker (Studio One). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Pawns
    Pawns

    A triple bill of underground Goth, led by NYC’s Pawns, transforms Uncle Lou’s into a time machine. Jen Cray did not wear eye makeup, but she did wear a black shirt to the show.

  • Bossacucanova
    Bossacucanova

    The Best of Bossacucanova (Six Degrees Records). Review by James Mann.

  • Ranch Ghost
    Ranch Ghost

    Lookin’ (Rough Beast Records). Review by Jen Cray.

From the Archives