The Joy Formidable Discography
Posted on April 14, 2013
I am very pleased to announce that I have added a new section to the discography site detailing the albums and singles for the Joy Formidable. I did not know what to make of this band when I first heard them. I heard "Whirring" on the radio and immediately raised an eyebrow. They exhibited the sort of guitar-driven, distorted, big sound that characterized much of the music that I have liked most in my life. It was a sound that had been sorely missing from the industry since the major label world ate itself in the middle of the '90s. I proceeded trepidatiously, having been burned by many others over the years, but the more I dug into the band's offerings, well, the more I dug it. The Joy Formidable does have a certain commercial sensitivity to it, but it's really good anyway. I swear. I figured I would swoop in and grab all of their vinyl early on so that it would not cost me huge amounts on the collectors' market later. Oops. It turns out the big ticket items for this band are CDs and CD box sets. Well, I eventually tracked those down as well. Now that we have a strong second full-length effort (Wolf's Law) shredding speakers, an exclusive single due out for Record Store Day, and another big U.S. tour underway, I thought that it was time. It is a rare case that has me this hooked on a new band these days. If you have not given the Joy Formidable some of your attention, you should make that happen.