we haven’t updated this website in a while, but since the last time we posted, we played some shows with friends that we forgot to “advertise” and we recorded a new full length at the atomic garden. the record is called bodies of water and it’s coming out on salinas records some time in september 2014. we’re also going to release it on tape on lauren records.
we’ll be in LA next weekend playing this fest! jenna’s other band crabapple is playing too!
~c u there~
check out our “music video” — starring myself and my 3 best friends in the home video footage we shot during the summer before 9th grade.
this video was made by sepand mashiahof of scream queens radio, sbsm and placentaur – thank you sep!
hey! you can now pre-order our LP from lauren records! aaron also has cassette versions of the record, and will have shirts with a new design sometime soon. plus, a ton of other music and merch from kewl punk bands. you can order it here.
so yeah. you can order the LP if you feel so inclined, or if you hate it, you can at least browse lauren records to see what else they have to offer.
From KYEO SPEAKS #7:
JOYRIDE! – S/T LP
“this is 10 tracks of poppy punky goodness. it oozes honest confession out of every orifice while kicking out jams harder than Green Day with 5 minutes left. a lot of these songs would fit into the pop-punk style of rock but doesn’t have the silliness than can come that tag. the songs aren’t too serious but they’re not goofy. it’s mature sounding while still sounding fresh and cathartic. the songs are fast, bouncy, and will make you feel happy/touchy/sensitive/vulnerable/confident/strong. those are all the feelings i feel when i listen to this release (yes, there is a difference between touchy and sensitive). the drums are quick and jerky and really propel the songs forward. natural, simplistic playing and songwriting gives a lot of elbow room for the singer’s melodies to shine through. these melodies get stuck in your head. never cheesy nor campy, the rhyme schemes never go dull on her. for me many of the catchiest lyrics are the ones that you don’t expect, the words that have to come out, the idea that has to be finished, something that doesn’t have to and won’t fit into the rhyme scheme. natural flow has to be just that, natural. i get a lot of that from Joyride!. i like the feeling of “anything goes, let’s just have fun” but it comes with an exception. don’t let the obnoxious ones have any fun. they’re too loud and they always clog the toilet and never tell anyone about it. it shouldn’t be “anything goes” for obnoxies, those jerks need rules. Joyride! is far from the obnoxie spectrum. even if i hadn’t ever met any of ‘em in person, the music could tell me that they’re very anti-obnoxie, conscious or not. Joyride’s aura of authenticity is thick enough to smoke and actually make you think you feel something. the way everything recording is awesome and it sounds great. i wish there were some back-up vocals or harmonies in some of these songs but Joyride! really isn’t about that and they dont’ need it. my suggestion is stupid. forget about it. my favorite song is the one with just the guitarist singing and playing alone. you can really hear how powerful her voice is when everything is so stripped down. lastly, i like the song where i, the listener, become a book being read by someone else. it would be great if it were that easy.”
here’s a tour flyer by rich from sourpatch!
so excited to be able to go to the east tour with our bffs/my fave band, sourpatch.
we should have our new record on tour, too! (vinyl and cassette versions!).
our final destination will be smash it dead fest in boston — http://smashitdead.net/
oakland house show — $5 donation for the touring bands — so excited to see prank war and parasol for the first time!!
early show — in sf — FREE — daikon’s record release!