Joywave Returns with New Single and Show Announcements

Joywave dropped the first single off their highly-anticipated third album, Like a Kennedy. In conjunction with the release, they announced “The Possession Sessions,” a handful of show dates including intimate shows in Rochester on June 29 and Brooklyn on July 11. The hometown show in Rochester at The Bug Jar sold out in a few hours, and a second-late night set has just been added. Tickets are on sale here. See the complete list of upcoming shows below.

In a commentary that is available to stream now, Armbruster explains:

“I think a lot of people will probably try to fit this song into some type of political narrative, but that’s really not the point. It’s a song about complete exhaustion and media burnout. It’s an anti-chaos song. Every screen you walk by DEMANDS your attention. Everything is BREAKING NEWS in all caps. It’s a really difficult time to think about the mundane small-scale things that have been the focus of human existence until very recently. I don’t think people should check out, but I think it’s beneficial to at least zoom out and not take the bait every time. It feels like everything is designed to keep us enraged 24 hours a day. We deserve a little sanity.”

– Daniel Armbruster

The Possession Sessions:

June 29 – Rochester, NY – The Bug Jar

JULY 9 – Los Angeles, CA – The Moroccan Lounge

July 11 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere (Zone One)

July 13 – Chicago, IL – Taste of Chicago

July 18 – Fayetteville, AR – Free Summer Concert Series at JBGB *

July 19 – Kansas City, MO – Coors Light Block Party *

August 10 – Redmond, WA – 107.7 The End Presents Summer Camp *

November 20 – London, UK – The Lexington