Hello Joyce
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Hello Joyce

Tampa, FL | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Tampa, FL
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Pop Indie




"Tampa indie-pop band Hello Joyce tightened up, got trippier on Brother Speedo"

Hello Joyce: Brother Speedo. Hello Joyce is one of just one of three artists to appear on CL’s best of rundown for 2018 and 2017. It’s hard not to be attracted to the band’s super-chill and decadently-waavy take on indie-pop, which it amped up on the Brother Speedo, which’ll induce funny feelings on the insides of cool kids who love bands like Mac Demarco and Triathalon with a passion. - Creative Loafing Tampa Bay

"Best Local Albums 2017: Hello Joyce shimmers quite nicely on Couch Thoughts"

Hello Joyce — Couch Thoughts: I’m gonna go ahead and say it. This fucking record from Tampa dream-poppers Hello Joyce is sparkly, and I love it. For 27 minutes, bassist Jared Hanlon, multi-instrumentalist Kyle D. Muti, drummer Nicolas Remy, guitarist Cameron Grant tap friends to bring sax and trumpet to a record that sometimes celebrates sloth (“Getting Fatter”) or pens tear-jerking odes to loyalty (“I’m Your Hound”), but always does it with a big fat wurlitzer-sounding paint brush that leaves everything it touches shimmering in its wake. “I want to live outside myself. I want to live with heart,” the band sings on Couch Thoughts’ title track. You are, boys, and it sounds too damn good. - Creative Loafing Tampa Bay


[Translated from French to English]
Hello Joyce is a band from Florida who presents itself as a landmark of " dad rockers in the making ". So we would expect a little old music made of long solos, a little grandiloquence and melodies, but it is not so. Hello Joyce , in reality, has nothing of dad rock, the band is rather in a jizz jazz - or rather, a jizz folk - that makes us stay on our couch - the name of the album says so. His slogan, " Let your mind slip beneath the cushions " (literally, let your mind slip under the cushions) makes sense especially in an LP that oscillates between dream pop, jangle pop and elevator music.

" Couch Thoughts ", the first track, immediately recalls the old sounds of Mac DeMarco - surely this is the guitar. The titles of this album have been recorded in the singer's chamber, which is clearly evident as the melodies are apathetic. " Breathe " is closer to the breeze pop of Real Estate. The bass line does the job very well and the song is perfectly sequenced.

" I'm Your Hound ", the third title, is even more haunting than the others. Hello Joyce takes us to the confines of bedroom pop while " Where She Goes " plays the Ducktails card. Listen to Kyle D. Muti is a relaxing exercise. Writing this article on a Monday morning is not the easiest thing. There is a slight tendency for somnambulism that this LP only reinforces. " Ceiling " comes close to the A side. The concept album Hello Joyce is very well done, the titles are linked with grace and we say that the group can not deliver a title below a floor level yet very above. It's once again the bass line that challenges us.

" [Intermission] " is an excellent thing. Interludes are generally not very effective but it has the advantage of guiding us in an instrumental country that smells like faded flowers. And " Hanging Heavy " re-engages the napping machine.

" Getting Fatter " is the logical consequence of all this agony. Hello Joyce uses these minutes to show us that he can write songs other than on poetic themes. " Midnight Snack " reintroduces airs more dream pop to Real Estate, which, in my opinion, is less successful in the group as we are used to this kind of creations. See " Strange Year " and its spectral side. The title is more captivating than the previous one.

When contacted about this article, Hello Joyce confided to me to be " a psych rock / jangle pop band based in Florida, we've been great friends for years and we just love to get some dope sounds into people's ears ". Here is his formula, have a good time with friends, never worry too much for our ears and write the apology of the sofa. Between bedroom, jangle pop, jizz jazz and breeze pop, Hello Joyce navigates with a master hand in the world of indolent formations. Alex Calder can look forward to new journeymen. This album succeeds all the objectives that he had set himself to achieve. Hello Joyce is currently working on the creation of a new EP. Let's hold our breath in the middle of this sea air. - Still in Rock


Brother Speedo - 2018
still the same/Crispin Hates George (EP)- 2017
Couch Thoughts - 2017
Summer 15 - 2015



Awarded Creative Loafing Tampa Bay's Best Local Album in 2017 and 2018, Hello Joyce blends shimmery indie pop with tastes of 70's soft rock and fuzzy psychedelic tones.

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