Little Joy (album)

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Little Joy
Little Joy.jpg
Studio album by Little Joy
Released November 4, 2008
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock, indie pop[1]
Length 30:48
Label Rough Trade
Producer Noah Georgeson
Thom Monahan
Singles from Little Joy
  1. "No One's Better Sake"
    Released: December 10, 2008
  2. "The Next Time Around"
    Released: May 12, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Billboard 3.5/5 stars[3]
ChartAttack 3.5/5 stars[4]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/5 stars[5]
NME (7/10)[6]
Pitchfork (7.2/10)[7]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[8]
Spin 3.5/5 stars[9]
Tinymixtapes 4/5 stars[10]

Little Joy is the self-titled debut album by Brazilian/American rock band Little Joy. It was released on November 4, 2008.[11]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "The Next Time Around" Rodrigo Amarante, Fabrizio Moretti Moretti 2:35
2. "Brand New Start" Moretti Moretti 3:05
3. "Play the Part" Amarante, Moretti, Shapiro Amarante, Moretti, Binki Shapiro 2:57
4. "No One's Better Sake" Moretti Moretti 2:51
5. "Unattainable" Moretti, Shapiro Moretti, Shapiro 2:00
6. "Shoulder to Shoulder" Moretti Amarante, Moretti 2:37
7. "With Strangers" Moretti Amarante, Moretti 2:49
8. "Keep Me in Mind" Moretti Amarante 2:22
9. "How to Hang a Warhol" Amarante, Moretti, Shapiro Amarante 2:07
10. "Don't Watch Me Dancing" Moretti, Shapiro Amarante, Moretti 3:33
11. "Evaporar" Amarante Amarante 3:52
Total length: 30:48

Personnel[edit]

  • Fabrizio Moretti – guitar, tenor guitar, piano, bass guitar, drums, percussion, melodica, backing vocals
  • Binki Shapiro – vocals, guitar, glockenspiel, percussion, backing vocals
  • Rodrigo Amarante – vocals, guitar, piano, bass, ukulele, organ, Mellotron, percussion, backing vocals
Additional Personnel
  • Andrew Balogh – baritone saxophone
  • Samuel Pannell – tenor horn
  • Ryan Duffy – violin
  • Alison Lowell – oboe
  • Maciej Sflif – bassoon
  • Brendan Speltz – violin
  • David Tuohy – backing vocals on "With Strangers"
  • Keegan Wood – trombone
  • Wen Yee – viola
  • Amy Tatum – flute
  • Loribeth Capella – backing vocals on "With Strangers"
  • Mia Barcia-Colombo – cello
  • Adam Green – backing vocals on "With Strangers"
  • Andy Leonard – clarinet
  • Nick Valensi – backing vocals on "With Strangers"
  • Noah Georgeson – guitar, slide guitar, backing vocals on "Brand New Start", "No One's Better Sake", and "Keep Me in Mind"; mixing, production
  • Mia Barcia Colombo – cello
  • Mike Davis – trumpet, contractor
  • Carlos Zetino – backing vocals, ambience
  • Devendra Banhart – additional vocals on "Don't Watch Me Dancing"

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