Content (Joywave album)

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Content
Joywave - Content (2017) cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 28, 2017 (2017-07-28)
Recorded2016 in Bloomfield, New York
Genre
Length40:15
Label
Producer
  • Daniel Armbruster
  • Sean Donnelly
Joywave chronology
Swish
(2016)
Content
(2017)
Possession
(2020)
Singles from Content
  1. "Content"
    Released: April 20, 2017
  2. "It's a Trip!"
    Released: May 11, 2017
  3. "Shutdown"
    Released: June 1, 2017
  4. "Doubt"
    Released: June 15, 2017
  5. "Going to a Place"
    Released: July 6, 2017
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork5.9/10[3]
Under the Radar7/10[1]

Content (pronounced /kənˈtɛnt/)[4] is the second studio album by American indie rock band Joywave, released through Cultco Music and Hollywood Records on July 28, 2017.[5] The album is a follow-up to the band's debut full-length, How Do You Feel Now?, which was released in 2015. It was co-produced by band members Daniel Armbruster and Sean Donnelly and was recorded during 2016.[6] Ahead of the album's release, five singles were released to promote the album: "Content", "It's a Trip!", "Shutdown", "Doubt", and "Going to a Place".

Background and recording[edit]

Joywave previously released How Do You Feel Now?, their debut album, in 2015.[7] Following up the record, the band began recording a new album in 2016.[6] Content was recorded in a four-month span at a barn in Bloomfield, New York, 45 minutes away from the band's hometown of Rochester.[4][8] Paul Brenner, the band's drummer, regarded the barn as a "very open space" that let the band create "natural sounds and tones". The drums on the record were recorded late at night, due to the microphones picking up outside noises, such as traffic. Though the band had used samples of Disney films while creating How Do You Feel Now?, the band chose not to use as such samples for Content.[8] Production was done by band members Daniel Armbruster and Sean Donnelly and mixing was done by Rich Costey.[9]

Promotion and release[edit]

Prior to the album's release, there were five songs from the album that were released for streaming. "Content" was released on April 20, 2017,[10] "It's a Trip!" was released on May 11,[11] "Shutdown" was released on June 1,[12] "Doubt" was released on June 15,[13] and "Going to a Place" was released on July 6.[14] Joywave performed songs from Content at an album release party held at First Federal Plaza in Rochester.[15] The album was released through Cultco Music and Hollywood Records. The digital download and CD versions were released on July 28.[5][16] The vinyl release of the album was released on September 15.[2][3][17]

Track listing[edit]

Content[5]
No.TitleLength
1."Content"4:28
2."Shutdown"3:42
3."It's a Trip!"3:03
4."Rumors"3:47
5."Confidence"0:48
6."Doubt"3:45
7."Going to a Place"5:56
8."Little Lies You're Told"3:18
9."When You're Bored"3:13
10."Thanks. Thanks for Coming"3:43
11."Let's Talk About Feelings"4:32
Total length:40:15

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[18] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mayne, Stephen (July 27, 2017). "Joywave: Content (Hollywood/Cultco) Review". Under the Radar. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Yeung, Neil Z. "Content – Joywave". AllMusic. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Reyes-Kulkarni, Saby (August 4, 2017). "Joywave: Content". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  4. ^ a b LeDonne, Rob (July 31, 2017). "Joywave Reveal Correct Pronunciation of New Album 'Content,' Talk Hometown Loyalty". Billboard. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c "Content by Joywave". United States: iTunes Store. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  6. ^ a b Joywave [@joywave] (August 23, 2016). "Recording. Week 3. Your inside look into #LP2" (Tweet). Retrieved January 9, 2020 – via Twitter.
  7. ^ "How Do You Feel Now? by Joywave". United States: iTunes Store. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
  8. ^ a b Menjivar, Brittany (July 18, 2017). "Interview: Paul Brenner of Joywave". The Young Folks. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  9. ^ "Content / Joywave". Tidal. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  10. ^ "Content by Joywave". United States: YouTube. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  11. ^ "It's a Trip by Joywave". United States: YouTube. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  12. ^ "Shutdown by Joywave". United States: YouTube. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  13. ^ "Doubt by Joywave". United States: YouTube. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  14. ^ "Going to a Place by Joywave". United States: YouTube. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  15. ^ Spevak, Jeff (July 28, 2017). "Joywave 'Content' in downtown flying saucer for album release party". Democrat and Chronicle. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  16. ^ "Joywave: Content CD". Cultco Music. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  17. ^ "Joywave: Content Vinyl LP". Cultco Music. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  18. ^ "Joywave Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 8, 2017.