The brainchild of composer and instrument builder Jay Crocker, JOYFULTALK is without a doubt the most forward-thinking musical act to emerge from the rural outpost of Crousetown, Nova Scotia. Along with fellow compatriot, Calgary transplant and multi-instrumentalist Shawn Dicey, the duo conjures unlikely technicolor material marred as much by the astral plane as by the pair’s rugged maritime environs. With Plurality Trip (August 24th via Constellation Records), JOYFULTALK’s second full-length album, Crocker’s jazz-fried visions are as starry and precarious as ever.
Listen below to “Monocult“, the first single off the duo’s forthcoming album.
INCOMING LIVE DATES
May 25 – Toronto, ON: Double Double Land w/ Toshimaru Nakamura & Martin Taxt
May 26 – London, ON: Grickle Grass
May 27 – Montreal, QC: L’Escogriff
July 3 – Amsterdam, NL: Sugarfactory w/ Preoccupations
July 4 – Hamburg, DE: Molotow w/ Preoccupations
July 6/7 – Kutná Hora, CZ: Creepee Teepee
July 10 – Norwich, UK: Waterfront Studio
July 11 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK: Cluny
July 12 – London, UK: Birthdays
July 14 – Brighton, UK: The Haunt *
July 16 – Birmingham, UK: Hare & Hound *
July 17 – Bristol, UK: Fleece *
* w/ Preoccupations