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V.20 No.15 | 4/14/2011
The Joy Formidable posed in the desert
Jeremy Cowart
The Joy Formidable posed in the desert

Music

This Week's Music: The New Pornographers, The Joy Formidable, Sonic Reducer, Dutch Hercules

Music to Your Ears: Experiments in Cinema, The New Pornographers, Record Store Day, Yelle

Show Up!: The Joy Formidable brings the sonic essence of Wales to Albuquerque

Sonic Reducer: The Scrams, The Raveonettes and School of Seven Bells

Flyer on the Wall: Bow Down to the Dutch Hercules

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The Joy Formidable posed in the desert
Jeremy Cowart

Show Up!

The Joy Formidable

Here comes happiness

By Summer Olsson
The Joy Formidable transforms the Welsh landscape into sonic form with fuzzy guitar riffs layered over fast, heavy drum lines, with synth melodies and Ritzy Bryan’s vocals soaring over the chaos. The Joy Formidable’s U.S. tour includes a stop in New Mexico after swinging by Coachella—bringing aural Wales to the Launchpad on Wednesday, April 20.
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