Joy Announce West Coast Tour Dates with Pharlee


San Diego classic heavy rockers Joy have announced a run up the West Coast to herald the coming of their second record for Tee Pee (third overall), Ride Along, which is due out April 29 as the follow-up to 2014’s Under the Spell Of… (review here), and as they get ready to begin supporting it, Joy (pictured above) have teamed up with Oceanside-based Harsh Toke/Sacri Monti newcomer offshoot Pharlee, who may or may not have more than one or two shows under their collective belt. Nothing like starting out in good company, and I have some honest doubts it’ll be the first time any of these people are meeting each other.

Touring the West Coast with buds playing heavy tunes. Call it living the dream. Here’s info, links and audio from both bands:

joy tour dates


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!

PHARLEE are brand new to a heavy and growing family of heavy psych and hard rock bands in San Diego. Their lineup consists of players from well established groups including two of Tee Pee Records’ own- Harsh Toke and Sacri Monti. While proper recordings are still in the making, PHARLEE will please any heavy minded fans of Hawkwind, Flower Travelin’ Band, Motörhead and Hendrix.

3.11 San Diego, CA @ Til-Two Club
3.12 Los Angeles, CA @ All Star Lanes
3.13 Oakland, CA @ The Golden Bull
3.15 Portland, OR @ The Know
3.16 Seattle, WA @ LoFi Seattle
3.17 Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
3.18 Portland, OR @ Club 21
3.19 San Fransisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
3.20 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place

Joy, Under the Spell Of… (2014)

Pharlee, “Burn”

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