"Joy densely packs songs with enough psychedelic freak-outs and off-the-handle riffs to send your jellied brain to outer space." - PORTLAND MERCURY
Ride Along! is the widely-anticipated follow up to JOY's 2014 release, Under the Spell of Joy, which was named Best Hard Rock Album by the San Diego Union-Tribune at the 2014 SD Music Awards and hailed as "smoldering songs that suck the listener into a a surging sea of searing solos and psychedelic swagger" by Guitar World.
The sound of JOY has been described as "a spaced-out sonic groove-ride" and "outer reach freak out", but that hyperbole alone doesn't do justice to the group's measured mode of attack. JOY puts a premium on establishing both structure and dynamics, its kaleidoscopic flurry and full-throttle riffage is anchored by both subtle detail and surprising textural depth. On the upcoming LP, Ride Along!, JOY deliver a deafening gauntlet of heavy psychedelia where no riff is left unturned. Ride Along! is a ferocious testament to the chest-shaking power of rock & roll!
(L to R: Justin Hulson, Thomas DiBenedetto, Zachary Oakley)