The Joy Formidable Sign To Passion Pit’s Record Label

April 6, 2010 by  

The Joy Formidable are the first signings to US label Black Bell, founded by Passion Pit’s Ayad Al Adhamy and will release the ‘A Balloon Called Moaning’ 8 track EP stateside on May 4th.

Of bagging the band Ayad says “The Joy Formidable grabbed my attention when I first heard the EP. The loud guitars, epic drums and dense textures with lush pop vocals and melodies just stood out from everything else I was listening to. Since then I’ve been an addict, and so has everyone I have shown this band to.”

The Joy Formidable played their first US shows in January of this year, supporting Passion Pit at New York’s Terminal 5 before their own sold out headlining shows at Brooklyn’s Union Hall and New York’s Pianos.

The band will return to the US for the following dates

April
Fri 30 Truck Festival USA
May
Sat 1 Mercury Lounge NY SOLD OUT
Sun 2 Bamboozle Festival
Tue 4 Toronto Horseshoe Tavern
Wed 5 Montreal The Green Room
Thurs 6 Allston Harpers Ferry
Fri 7 Philadelphia King Fu Necktie
Sat 8 Julian’s Albany

Back in the UK, The Joy Formidable release their new ‘Popinjay’ on April 5th.

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