JoyCut Set to Embark on First North American Tour
Italy's foremost dark-wave exponents, JoyCut, will be undertaking their first major North American tour February through April 2014 in support of their third album, Pieces Of Us Were Left On The Ground. The album was recorded at offbeat locations in Bologna, New York and Berlin that included solar-powered studios, produced by Joycut and "Pillow Case."PiecesOfUsWereLeftOnTheGround is released on Irma Records.
On PiecesOfUsWereLeftOnTheGround JoyCut create mesmerizing, primarily instrumental music that's experimental yet accessible. They interweave electronic, keyboard-driven melodies with percussion performed on found objects from the urban landscape into powerful, haunting sonic tapestries that are alternately biting and mellow.
Based in Bologna, this quartet formed in 2001, taking their name from the conceptual conjunction between the Nick Drake song "Joey" and the Pink Floyd album The Final Cut.
Two years later Joycut released the first of a long series of EPs and compilation tracks leading up to the 2007 release of their debut album The Very Strange Tale of Mr. Man ; this was followed four years later by GhostTreesWhereToDisappear which was acclaimed by critics at home, as well as throughout Europe and England. Joycut quickly garnered loyal fanbases in Italy, the UK and most of Europe touring with acts including The Editors, Art Brut, Modest Mouse, Arcade Fire and Sebadoh.
Committed to promoting ecological awareness JoyCut's releases include CDs and packaging made from recycled products, using100% biodegradable shrink-wrap.
JOYCUT North American Tour
02.24 NEW YORK, NY, US - Mercury Lounge
02.25 PHILADELPHIA, PA, US - Johnny Brenda's
02.26 BROOKLYN, NY, US - Glasslands
02.27 TRENTON, NJ, US - Mill Hill Basement
02.28 NEWARK, DE, US - Mojo Main
03.01 YORK (PA) US - The Depot
03.02 ASHEVILLE, NC, US - Emerald Lounge
03.03 ATHENS, GA, US - Caledonia
03.04 ATLANTA, GA, US - The Earl
03.05 PADUCAH, KY, US - Maiden Alley Cinema
03.06 NASHVILLE, TN, US - Rocketown
03.07 SAINT LOUIS (MO) US - The Demo
03.08 KANSAS CITY (MO) US - Record Bar
03.09 WICHITA (KS) US - Fisch Haus
03.11-14 AUSTIN, TX, US - SXSW
03.16 MARFA, TX, US - El Cosmico
03.19 SCOTTSDALE, AZ, US - Rogue Bar
03.20 LOS ANGELES, CA, US - Los Globos
03.21 SAN FRANCISCO, CA, US - Hotel Utah
03.22 BEND (OR) - The Astro Lounge
03.23 PORTLAND (OR) US - Alhambra Theatre Lounge
03.25 VANCOUVER (BC) CA - Electric Owl
03.26 SEATTLE (WA) US - LoFi
03.29 MINNEAPOLIS (MN) US - Turf Club
03.30 CHICAGO, IL, US - Subterranean
04.01 FERNDALE (MI) US - Magic Bag
04.02 TORONTO, ON, CA - Underground
04.03 MONTREAL QC CA- Divan Orange
04.05 WASHINGTON (DC) US - The Dunes
More dates to be announced