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[ ABOUT ]

[ Joy Wants Eternity ] aka [ JWE ] is a five piece post-rock band from Seattle. The band has drawn comparisons to [ Explosions in the Sky ] and [ Mogwai ] in album reviews with its melodic passages and equal parts ambience through heavily effected guitar. The Joy Wants Eternity song "You are the Vertical, You are the Horizon" was featured on radio talk show Sound Opinions. The band has played multiple shows with post-rock bands [ Caspian ] ~ [ Beware of Safety ] and Seattle's own [ You May Die In The Desert ]. The band's current label is XTAL Records. It can be surmised that the name of the band is a reference to the philosophical poem Zarathustra's roundelay of Friedrich Nietzsche's [ Thus Spoke Zarathustra ].

[ HISTORY ]

Formed in 2003, the original 15 piece lineup experimented with walls of sound and eventually pared down to a five piece before its first show. The band's first release came in 2005 with a self-released EP, [ Must You Smash Your Ears Before You Learn to Listen with Your Eyes ]. After a 90.3 KEXP-FM live performance, the band went in the studio to record their full length debut with the production assistant from the show, Andy Boyd. Released in May 2007 on local collective label Beep Repaired, the album [ You Who Pretend to Sleep ] received national attention with radio airplay and reviews.

[ CURRENT MEMBERS ]

Salvador Huerta: Guitar Emory Liu: Drums, percussion Michael Sterling: Guitar Rob Thompson: Guitar, electric piano Daniel Salo: Electric piano, bass, guitar

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Artist - Joy Wants Eternity Album - The Fog Is Rising [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2012 Genre - Instrumental, Post-rock [ DO NOT SKIP / YOU KNOW WHAT's WAITING FOR YOU ] Tracklist 01 – Our Backs into the Wind 02 – The Fog is Rising 03 – Dark Heart of the King 04 – I am I Hiding 05 – Shut Your Eyes and You’ll Burst Into Flames 06 – In Camera -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DIRECT DOWNLOAD Joy Wants Eternity - You Who Pretend to Sleep BANDCAMP STREAM + PURCHASE Joy Wants Eternity - You Who Pretend to Sleep-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- joy-wants-eternity-you-who-pretend-to-sleep Artist - Joy Wants Eternity Album - You Who Pretend to Sleep [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2007 Genre - Instrumental, Post-rock [ DO NOT SKIP / YOU KNOW WHAT's WAITING FOR YOU ] Tracklist 1 Existences Rust 3:41 2 Above the Clouds Lies Eternal Sun 3:53 3 From Embrace to Embrace 6:23 4 Death Is a Door that Opens 6:13 5 What Lies Beyond 3:27 6 Yet Onward We Marched 3:41 7 Uriel 6:06 8 You Are the Vertical, You Are the Horizon 4:11 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Joy Wants Eternity - You Who Pretend To Sleep -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- joy-wants-eternity-must-you-smash-your-ears-before-you-learn-to-listen-with-your-eyes-2005 Artist - Joy Wants Eternity Album - Must You Smash Your Ears Before You Learn to Listen With Your Eyes [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2005 Genre - Instrumental, Post-rock [ DO NOT SKIP / YOU KNOW WHAT's WAITING FOR YOU ] Tracklist 1 For We Had No Road 6:08 2 Abide Moment 7:42 3 H.L. Mencken 3:11 4 Of Dead Loves and Waning Perfume 5:32 5 What Fell Down From the Moon Last Night 9:14 6 Untitled 1:30 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Joy Wants Eternity - Must You Smash Your Ears Before You Learn to Listen With Your Eyes Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Moonlit Sailor | Junique Fois Pi & Hermelin | Sleeping In Gethsemane | Hyakkei | Form And Fate -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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