Monday, November 24, 2008

Little Joy

Little Joy is Binki Shapiro, Rodrigo Amarante and Fabrizio Moretti, three friends who dropped their routine at their respective hometowns to make a record in Los Angeles, California.

Through a chance encounter at a Portuguese festival in Lisbon, where both Amarante (Singer/Guitarist of Los Hermanos) and Moretti (drummer of The Strokes) had performed, the two chatted well through the night and into the morning by the side of the river, humoring the idea of working together on music that had no affiliation to their particular bands.

A year later, Amarante traveled to the United States to record with Devendra Banhart on his Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon album. On the off hours of an arduous recording process, Amarante would meet with Moretti to discuss anything but music.

Binki Shapiro, musician and native of Los Angeles, was introduced to the pair through mutual acquaintances and became a fast friend, encouraging the two to focus on the music they had spoken of long before. Through the process of late night “show-and-tell” the three developed and arranged songs Moretti had begun and soon after started writing original music for the group as a band.

A couple of months later they all moved into a house in Echo Park to demo songs and soon after, with the help of producer Noah Georgeson, who had recorded Banhart’s album, they finished their self-titled debut, Little Joy, named after the cocktail lounge just down the street from their home. Highly Recommended!

Little Joy - Don't Want Me Dancing
Little Joy - Shoulder To Shoulder
Little Joy @ MySpace

Little Joy - The Next Time Around

Little Joy - Unattainable

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Blogger Ziggy said...

The Killers - Day & Age (2008) !!!
Lykke Li - Youth Novels (2008) !!!
CSS - Donkey (2008) !!!
Tv On the Radio - Dear Science (2008) !!!
Devin The Dude - Landing Gear (2008)
Janelle Monae - Metropolis: The Chase Suite (2008)
+ The Clash, Chromeo, Thievery Corporation, David Bowie, etc.

Bloc Party - Intimacy (2008) !!!



OneRepublic - Dreaming Out Loud

Paramore - All We know Is Falling + Riot!

Alice In Chains, Timbaland, Paul Anka, Sublime, 311, etc.

Hard Core/Punk

Santogold, Midnight Juggernauts, Girl Talk

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

little joy is sweet

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Blogger [ i s r a e l ] said...

i'm thankful for ziggy. any chance for kings of leon?

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