Crousetown, Nova Scotia’s JOYFULTALK will head overseas for the first time this November through Brussels, Copenhagen, Berlin, Paris, Zurich, Rome, Amsterdam and more, in support of popular Canadian indie band Preoccupations.
JOYFULTALK is the brainchild of Canadian composer Jay Crocker, whose past work has had glowing praise from publications like The New York Times, Globe & Mail, Paris Trans Atlantic, and the BBC. Since the release of JOYFULTALK’s critically-acclaimed debut album, MUUIXX, the project has been augmented by multi-instrumentalist Shawn Dicey (Lab Coast, Jon McKiel, COUSINS). Over the last two years, JOYFULTALK has performed across Canada at festivals such as Suoni Per Il Popolo, Sled Island, OBEY Convention, Camp Wavelength, Ottawa Explosion, Halifax Pop Explosion, and more. They’ve played alongside such acts as Micachu & the Shapes, Ben Frost, and Majical Cloudz, performing their compositions of wordless rivers, analogue tongue, and glitching fields of electric grass using a junked vocabulary of home-built electronics.
Since rebranding as Preoccupations, the band formerly known as Viet Cong have been touring to promote the release of their upcoming self-titled album which comes out September 16 through Flemish Eye in Canada and Jagjaguwar worldwide.
November 12 – Brussels, BE: Botanique // tickets
November 14 – Copenhagen, DK: Pumpehuset // tickets
November 12 – Hamburg, DE: Molotow // tickets
November 16 – Berlin, DE: Bi Nuu // tickets
November 21 – Strasbourg, FR: La Laiterie // tickets
November 22 – Zurich, CH: Klaus // tickets
November 23 – Milan, IT: Magnolia // tickets
November 24 – Rome, IT: Quirinetta
November 25 – Bologna, IT: Locomotiv Club // tickets
November 28 – Cologne, DE: Luxor
November 29 – Amsterdam, NL: Paradiso Noord // tickets
* more dates TBA