Joywave Release “Destruction” Video; Announce Tour Dates

Rochester, NY’s Joywave are happy to share a new video for their track “Destruction.” The video was directed by Philip Andelman (Taylor Swift, Jay Z, Ryan Adams, Rufus Wainwright, Beyonce) who stated, “I can’t think of another band that right out of the gate has created such an interesting canon of video work.  Their first two videos blew me away and therefore I could not have been more excited to get to work with them. The guys were down for anything, and their improv reflexes were razor-sharp.”  Andelman concludes, “One day these guys will have huge egos but for now it’s so refreshing to see a group of musicians so dedicated to their work.  My biggest regret is the lack of dialogue in the video as each scene invariably included some priceless exchanges between the band members.”Joywave’s Daniel Armbruster calls the video a “21st century Spinal Tap odyssey” and went on to say, “We met Phillip outside at our second ever show in Paris. He brought croissants and baguettes for the whole band, which was a very nice gesture. The relationship flourished from there. We stayed at the venue hanging out until well after 10PM. Sometimes when you make a new friend and spend a late night together, that bond becomes eternal. And other times that person follows you back to America and sticks a camera in your face, refusing to go back to their home in France. Phillip, if you’re reading this, STAY AWAY.” 

The “Destruction” video premiered via  Nerdist who said “Indie pop act Joywave dropped its debut album, How Do You Feel Now?, in April of 2015, but the group’s brand of allusive, self-aware rock will have you thinking it has been around for much longer than that. Granted, the Rochester, NY-based band does have two EPs and two mixtapes to its name in addition to the full-length album, but it’s that very LP that saw us fall head over heels. Now, Joywave is setting out to tour America, and with that news comes a brand new music video to remind us why we love that introductory record.”   You can watch the video below  

Not only are Joywave sharing the new video for “Destruction,” they have just confirmed a slot at this year’s Coachella Festival where they will be playing on Sunday, April 17 and Sunday, April 24.  Further, the band are heading off on a tour of the US as the direct support for Metric.  The dates kick off February 12 at Chicago’s House of Blues and end at Coachella on April 24. It includes a show at Los Angeles’ Palladium (February 26) and The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on March 11.  The full tour is listed below with more Joywave dates to be added soon.  

Joywave Tour Dates

2/12 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL*
2/13 – Orpheum, Madison, WI*
2/15 – Midland – Kansas City, MO *
2/16 – Fillmore – Denver, CO*
2/18 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT*
2/19 – Roseland – Portland, OR*
2/21 – Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA*
2/23 – Masonic – San Francisco, CA*
2/25 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA*
2/26 – Palladium – Los Angeles, CA*
2/28 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA*
2/29 – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV*
3/2 – Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM*
3/4 – The Pageant – St Louis, MO*
3/5 – Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN*
3/6 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY*
3/8 – The National – Richmond, VA*
3/9 – Ram’s Head – Baltimore, MD
3/11 – Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY*
3/13 – Fillmore Silver Spring – Washington, D.C.*
3/15 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA*
3/16 – The Dome – Wallingford, CT*
3/17 – Orpheum – Boston, MA*
4/17 – Coachella, Indio, CA (Weekend 1)
4/24 – Coachella, Indio, CA (Weekend 2) 

*Direct Support for Metric