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Hear The Joy Formidable And The Flaming Lips Cover Sparklehorse

Mark Linkous, the man behind Sparklehorse, committed suicide in 2010, and now Box Of Stars, a nonprofit that raises mental health awareness, hopes to honor…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2013 - 4:42 pm
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Know Your Rites: The Joy Formidable

For this installment of Stereogum's web series Know Your Rites, we talked to Welsh rockers the Joy Formidable before they performed on the Honda Stage…
Stereogum | October 16, 2013 - 4:54 pm
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Photos: The Joy Formidable, Guards, Kitten @ The Vic, Chicago 4/2/13

The Joy Formidable played The Vic in Chicago last night. After sets from openers Kitten and Guards, the band rocked songs from their recent album…
Stereogum | April 3, 2013 - 3:57 pm

The Joy Formidable – “Little Blimp” Video

If, say, you're the type of person who gets nauseous while watching found-footage movies, you might want to proceed with caution here. The Joy Formidable,…
Tom Breihan | March 18, 2013 - 9:48 am
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Watch Kendrick Lamar On SNL & “YOLO” Digital Short

Here's yet another indication, if we really needed one, that Kendrick Lamar is a freshly minted star: This weekend, he made his debut as Saturday
Tom Breihan | January 28, 2013 - 9:39 am
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Watch The Joy Formidable Play Fallon

Tomorrow, the wailing Welsh alt-rock power trio the Joy Formidable will drop sophomore album Wolf's Law. And on Friday night, the band played their charged-u…
Tom Breihan | January 21, 2013 - 9:47 am
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The Joy Formidable – “This Ladder Is Ours” Video

Early next year, anthemic British alt-rock trio the Joy Formidable will release Wolf's Law, their sophomore album. And in the new video for their churn-soaring…
Tom Breihan | November 8, 2012 - 12:46 pm
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The Joy Formidable – “Wolf’s Law” Video

Here's the clip for Welsh trio the Joy Formidable's new single "Wolf's Law," a black-and-white visual that gets pretty Tree Of Life-y and complements to…
Corban Goble | August 23, 2012 - 9:38 am
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The Joy Formidable, A Place To Bury Strangers, Big Black Delta @ Mayan Theater, Los Angeles 3/14/12

Earplugs were definitely required for an evening full of fuzz guitars and piercing feedback as the triple bill of The Joy Formidable, A Place To…
Andrew Youssef | March 16, 2012 - 1:06 pm
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The Joy Formidable Do “Whirring” On Letterman

Last night, Welsh power trio the Joy Formidable showed up on the Late Show With David Letterman to blast through a seriously kinetic version of…
Tom Breihan | October 7, 2011 - 12:30 pm

Artist Polaroids From Lollapalooza 2011

Lollapalooza celebrated its twentieth anniversary in Chicago over the weekend with headline performances by Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, and Muse. It was the support acts,…
Scott Lapatine | August 8, 2011 - 11:45 am
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The Joy Formidable – “Whirring” (BRAHMS Remix)

"Joy" is a good adjective for this London-via-Wales trio. Many of their songs build on waves of crashing guitar, each building and soaring until you…
jessica | April 22, 2010 - 3:17 pm
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