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Tuesday, Jul 01, 2014

Psych-rockers JOY to release a new album on Tee Pee

Plus, Head Wound City reunites

By Jeff Terich
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Psychedelic rockers JOY have announced that their new album, Under the Spell, will be released on Aug. 19 via prominent New York City-based hard-rock and heavy-metal label Tee Pee.

Tee Pee is home to a number of other likeminded bands, such as Witch, Nebula, Hopewell and San Diego's Earthless, whom JOY guitarist Zach Oakley credits for helping make the deal happen. 

"We were put in touch with Tee Pee through our friend [and Earthless bass player] Mike Eginton," Oakley tells CityBeat in an email. "His band has been releasing records with them for a long time, and he knows a lot of the folks that run the label. He made the thing possible."

Oakley says the band's arrangement with the label is a lot less traditional than the typical record-label signing.

"We don't really have a 'contract,'" he says. "All of the folks over at Tee Pee keep it super real, and have been nothing but positive and supportive of our music."

The album was mixed by Astra's Brian Ellis, who also plays keyboards on the album. It features guest appearances by Radio Moscow's Parker Griggs and heavy-psych legend Nik Turner, a founding member of Hawkwind, as well. Oakley says that much of the album came out of improvisational rehearsal sessions.

"It's super loud and live, and really psychedelic," Oakley says. "It was such a blast making this record, I hope that's the way it sounds to folks that hear it." 


Head Wound City—a noise-rock super-group featuring Justin Pearson and Gabe Serbian of The Locust, Nick Zinner of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Jordan Billie and Cody Votolato of The Blood Brothers—have announced their first live shows in more than eight years. The group will play on Sept. 20 at Bedrocktoberfest in Los Angeles and at The Smell, also in L.A., the next day. The band's only previous live show took place at The Epicentre in 2005

Email jefft@sdcitybeat.com or follow him at @1000TimesJeff




 
 
 
 
 
 
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