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The Joy Formidable
Sought-after Welsh rock trio The Joy Formidable are the latest act to sign to Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records. The label will release the band's full- length debut in early 2011. The Joy Formidable’s eight-song EP "A Balloon Called Moaning" has won them critical praise from a variety of outlets, including the NME, who have consistently raved about the band's style of "grungey pop [that] is sure to win over swathes of converts." SPIN called the release "ambitious," noting: "drenched in fuzzy bass, propelled by...driving percussion… the album transforms ear-stabbing reverb into something pretty, airy, girly and sometimes dark." The New York Times' Jon Pareles praised the songs' "cryptic lyrics that glint with urgency," and said that "the music regenerates the turbulent haze of 1990s rock, but it's less tormented and more anthemic, confident of the pop structures at its core."
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