“Force Fields are like that old fixer-upper your uncle keeps under a tarp in the back shed. It may only get out for a rip around the block once every few years but when it does, the whole neighbourhood rushes to the street to watch it drive by.” – Grid City Magazine

It’s hard to explain the career of Fredericton-based Force Fields. Under an older name, they were our very first release with an EP back in January 2007, and it’s only now that their first proper full-length arrives.

They’ve only ever performed a handful of times, and only around the Maritimes, but their live shows are always momentous events that include some form of chaos. Read the feature on Grid City Magazine to get a better idea of Force Fields’ story.

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“a left-of-centre approach that while remaining familiar, keeps the listener ever so slightly on edge. It’s clever music making at it’s best.” 
– Grid City Magazine

The band will perform one show, their first in years, around this release as part of the Harvest Jazz & Blues festival in Fredericton next month.

September 14 – Fredericton, NB: The Capital


JOYFULTALK is excited to share a new video for the track “Kill Scene” via The Quietus.

Crafted by visual artist Paul Henderson, it explores themes of memory, violence, and social authority through a hazy array of lo-res footage sourced from the depths of the open source internet archives. Henderson’s video collage proves to be an ideal match for the track’s woozy synths and pulsating rhythms, blending vintage aesthetics and an underlying sense of unease into an immersive, dreamlike whole.

According to JOYFULTALK’s Jay Crocker: “when brainstorming visual ideas for the track “Kill Scene” I was interested in the idea of early 80’s cop shows, pastels, and sun.  The sound of the track definitely holds a nostalgia for that time.  Although I wanted it to have a police element, I didn’t want the video to portray law enforcement as either heroes or anti-heroes.  I wanted it to be nostalgic and artful while still demonstrating social commentary in regards to guns and violence in North American society.

Stream Paul Henderson’s video cut from 80’s cop footage