Fun filled, beautiful, bold and fetching – JOAN is a genre hopping pop ensemble from Brooklyn.
Formed in late 2014 by Nick Farago and Hank Mittnacht, the pair quickly added numbers to their “family”, even a cursory glance at the will tell you the adding to their numbers quicker than rabbits. Aside from multiplying at a ferocious pace, this troupe have a canny knack for a genre blending tune. To say that their self-titled debut is an eclectic affair, would be putting it mildly. It’s a genre hopping delight channelling parts pop, funk, Motown, post-punk, folk, psych and some rather French sounding electro-pop. It is seamlessly weaved together with an intoxicating blend of fun, fearlessness and boundless love of music. ‘Greenwich Dives’ is a smooth, slick, pop song that splashed subtle funk undertones with synths, while ‘Magic Bus’ sounds a lot like Ian Dury and the Blockheads meets The Velvet Underground and ‘Miami Night’ rolls the neon lit club and French electro vibes into a dreamy, summery and irresistible pop song. That’s all but a flavour of the tasty treats strewn throughout their debut, all in all, it’s a fine collection of jams.
There are some choice cuts from their self-titled debut to savour below, or you can stream/download it from here.