As their name suggests, Joywave produce cheerful, new wave inspired pop. The Rochester, New York quintet will release debut EP Koda Vista on March 27th — a love letter of sorts to their hometown and the Kodak company that put it on the map.
The latest glimpse at the EP, “Anemone,” has a bit of R&B swagger that’s reminiscent of Canadian electro loungers Junior Boys:
More instantly accessible is soaring single “True Grit,” which straddles the synthpop gap between New Order and Cut Copy:
Quite promising and rather polished for some kids from upstate, no?