Joyful Noise Recordings

Swamp Dogg – “Lonely” [Video]

Swamp Dogg’s new album Love, Loss, and Auto-Tune from Joyful Noise Recordings debuted this week at #7 on Billboard’s ‘Heatseekers’ chart — Swamp Dogg’s first chart debut since his debut album Total Destruction To Your Mind in 1970. To celebrate, Swamp released an this music video for album single “Lonely,” alongside the announcement of a rare show at London’s Rich Mix on Nov. 13th and a performance at Le Guess Who? Festival.

The “Lonely” video, directed by the “I’ll Pretend” team Isaac Gale and Ryan Olson, co-stars Robyne Robinson (the first African-American primetime news anchor in Minnesota and soon to be Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductee).

Melvins & Teri Gender Bender: “Rebel Girl”

Joyful Noise recently announced its new “Almost Live from Joyful Noise” series, which features limited edition singles from some of their favorite artists, recorded at the label’s Indianapolis-based performance space. Tracked live in the empty space (hence almost live), each release in the series is cut on the spot using a 1940s record lathe and is limited to just 100 copies on hand-made 7″ records with screen-printed jackets.

The semi-regular series kicked off with a special performance by the Melvins. With the help of Teri from Le Butcherettes, the band recorded a cover the the Bikini Kill classic “Rebel Girl,” which you can watch right now. Simply put – it rocks!

Surfer Blood: “Grand Inquisitor”

Following the release of their third LP, 1000 Palms, earlier this year on Joyful Noise, Surfer Blood has shared the new animated video for album track “Grand Inquisitor.” Surfer Blood has also announced a fall tour in support of 1000 Palms that includes dates across both Europe and North America — see below for a full list of upcoming shows.

Tour Dates:
9/19: Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix*
9/20: Tilburg, Netherlands @ Incubate Festival
9/21: Köln, Germany @ Blue Shell*
9/22: Paris, France @ L’Espace B*
9/24: Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds*
9/25: Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast*
9/26: Hull, UK @ Adelphi*
9/27: Newcastle Upon Tyne @ The Cluny*
9/28: Norwich, UK @ Norwich Arts Center*
9/30: London, UK @ Tufnell Park Dome*
10/1: Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute*
10/2: Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club*
10/3: Southampton, UK @ The Joiners*
10/4: Bristol, UK @ Thekla*
10/5: Brighton, UK @ The Hope*
11/6: Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
11/9: Washington, DC @ TBC
11/10: Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
11/11: Hamden, CT @ The Space
11/12: Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street Nightclub
11/13: Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel^
11/14: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom^
11/15: Portland, ME @ State Theatre^
11/17: Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre^
11/18: Ottawa, ON @ TBC
11/19: South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground^
11/20: Rochester, NY @ Anthology^
11/21: Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom^
11/22: Toronto, ON @ The Drake
11/23: Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston
11/24: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
11/25: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
11/27: Baltimore, MD @ TBC
11/28: Raleigh, NC @ TBC
* w/ Eternal Summers
^ w/ Nate Ruess