"Day Joy is the creation of Peter Michael Perceval and Michael Serrin of Orlando FL. Their music began acoustically on the porch and recordings began with just the duo layering instrumentation together and and creating the lush and layered Dream Folk/Pop recordings you can hear now. Currently they have added 3 new members to the roster Travis Reed (Loud Valley whom also made an appearance with The War On Drugs at DeLuna Fest 2012), Artie Burer (Loud Valley) and Adam Ibrahim (Sterling Schroder and the Chosen Ones) in order to play the songs true to form live. At the tail end of 2011 they quietly released two singles "New Ordinary" and "Go To Sleep, Mess" on their bandcamp page. In a matter of weeks they had been heard by thousands across the web and were covered by a number of reputable blogs and magazines. Day Joy has also received a large amount of press coverage throughout Europe and the UK being featured on several radio shows as well as being featured on a TV and internet commercial for Danish company Trio Bikes . They are set to be doing their first East Coast tour in Augus and are currently putting finishing touches on their debut LP which will feature some previously heard recordings updated as well as 6 new songs. The LP is slated for an October release date on Small Plates Records leading up to the CMJ festival in NY."
The moniker of Philadelphia, PA.'s Andrew Balasia, Gracie is one of those artists who can get under your skin. We mean that in a flattering sense, of course. Gracie's For Summer EP, released in June on Absent Fever, leaves an undeniable impression on the listener. Tracks like "For Dylan, From Africa" and "Untitled" are brooding but bright electro-infused shoe gaze which build, layer-upon-layer, from ambient noise to orchestral sounding crescendos. "Sisters" is the first track from Gracie's forthcoming Treehouse LP. The haunting vocals and the bellowing bass on "Sisters" combine for an overwhelming sensation, all the while remaining organic and natural in its execution. Though not always immediately revealed, Gracie's music is inspired and absorbing, a wealth of sound worth diving into. Treehouse will be released in January 2012 via Small Plates Records.