Vance Joy Set to Release Debut EP 9/3
Vance Joy's debut EP God Loves You When You're Dancing will be released stateside by Atlantic Records on September 3. The 5-song recording includes the breakout single "Riptide" which hit Australian Top 10, #1 on Hype Machine's Most Popular Chart and has been a constant in the iTunes Top 50 Singles Chart. The EP, which is now streaming in its entirety at Paste Magazine: http://bit.ly/14ZIbkv, has also received early praise from Entertainment Weekly who premiered the latest video for "Riptide": http://bit.ly/14fN8Kn and Baeble Music who explains Vance Joy "pairs his earnest voice with a Beirut-esque ukulele strum, and builds with fervent, tropical percussion that will collectively have you longing for the seashore." See below for a full track list.
Vance Joy is now set to tour with Tom Odell on a U.S. run this fall. Vance Joy has toured extensively, including support slots for Ben Howard, Of Monsters & Men, Lissie and Julia Stone. Throughout July and August Vance Joy will open for Bernard Fanning on his sold-out "Departures Tour" in Australia, in addition to a stop at this year's Splendour In The Grass and a headlining sold out Australian tour. See reverse for details.
James Keogh is the creative force behind Vance Joy. After completing a degree in law, Keogh decided to take a break to focus on music. He traveled to India and Southeast Asia with a collection of songs that all fell into place upon return. "I'm learning subtleties in my voice, understanding what I sound like and trying to embrace who I am," he says. "It wasn't rushed songwriting at all." The EP was produced by John Castle (Lior, the Drones).
GOD LOVES YOU WHEN YOU'RE DANCING TRACK LIST
3. Play with Fire
5. From Afar
VANCE JOY TOUR DATES
September 16 Atlanta, GA Vinyl*
September 18 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church - Sanctuary*
September 20 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall*
September 21 New York, NY Irving Plaza*
September 22 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall*
September 27 Chicago, IL Subterranean*
September 28 St. Paul, MN Turf Club*
September 30 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater*
October 1 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound*
October 3 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge*
October 5 Seattle, WA The Crocodile*
October 7 San Francisco, CA The Chapel*
October 9 Los Angeles, CA El Ray Theater*
* with Tom Odell
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