Joywave have announced their upcoming third album, Possession, which will release on March 13th and can be presaved on Spotify HERE. Recorded and produced at the band’s studio in Rochester, NY, by frontman Daniel Armbruster and mixed by Dan Grech-Marguerat (The Killers, Liam Gallagher, Lana Del Rey,) Possession will include previous released songs, “Blank Slate,” “Obsession,” “Like A Kennedy” and their new single, “Half Your Age” released today. The album title is a reference to control and the loss of it. The 12-song collection speaks to the noise surrounding us. “Our heads are spinning. Every day is crazier than the last. Every screen we walk by is shouting at us, demanding our undivided attention. Control over our own lives is constantly under siege,” notes Armbruster. Possession  explores these themes at both a societal and personal level, ultimately encouraging listeners to zoom out and see the big picture. Continuing with the band’s creative use of noteworthy samples and field recordings, Possession is woven together with audio from Voyager’s Golden Record (launched by NASA in 1977). Curated by Dr. Carl Sagan and affixed to the front of Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, the disc was designed to convey a basic understanding of humanity to intelligent lifeforms in far corners of the universe and was also the inspiration for the album artwork.


01 Like A Kennedy

02 Coming Apart

03 Half Your Age

04 Obsession

05 Blank Slate

06 F.E.A.R.

07 Funny Thing About Opinions

08 Who Owns Who?

09 Blastoffff

10 Possession

11 No Shoulder

12 Mr. Eastman

On the touring front, Joywave who launched a series of intimate live performances last fall aptly titled “The Possession Sessions” –including sold-out shows in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, London– and joined Bastille on a major North American run that wrapped right before the holidays, announced two upcoming U.S. headline tours: The Florida Tour which kicks off March 17 in Tampa and The Possession Tour which kicks off on April 18th in Buffalo, NY. Tickets for all dates, except The Florida Tour (on sale now), go on-sale on Friday, January 10th @ 10am local. For all dates, complete details and ticket availability, please see


ON TOUR 2020

1/24 Rochester @ The Dome Arena (94.1 The Zone’s Holiday Hangover)


3/17                Tampa @ The Orpheum

3/18                Ft. Lauderdale @ Culture Room

3/19                Orlando @ The Social

3/20                Jacksonville @ Jack Rabbits

3/21                Panama City Beach @ Unwined


4/18                Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom

4/19                Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace

4/21                Boston, MA @ Paradise

4/23                Brooklyn, NY @Elsewhere

4/24                Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

4/25                Washington, DC @ 9:30 club

4/26                Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend

4/28                Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge

4/29                Atlanta, GA @Terminal West

5/1                  Dallas, TX @ Dada

5/2                  Austin, TX @ Empire Garage

5/4                  Tempe, AZ @ Tempe Marketplace

5/6                  Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram

5/7                  San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

5/9                  Portland, OR @ Wonder

5/10                Seattle, WA @ The Showbox

5/12                Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

5/13                Englewood, CO @ The Gothic Theatre

5/15                Kansas City, MO @ Truman

5/16                TBA

5/17                Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Hall

5/19                Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre

5/20                Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick

5/21                Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern

5/22                TBA

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