Off With Their Heads @ Howler’s on Dec 10th

The phrase “punk” gets thrown around a lot these days but for over a decade Off With Their Heads has eschewed trends and embodied that ethic with every ounce of their being. Having put out numerous releases and toured the country dozens of times the band are about to release Home, their best-sounding album to date which takes the group’s sound to the next level without sacrificing the palpable passion that’s made them underground favorites.
Off With Their Heads is the project of Minneapolis native Ryan Young and on Home he’s joined by drummer Justin Francis and bassist Robbie Swartwood, the latter of whom has been playing with the group for nearly five years. “It’s hard to bring people into a full-time touring punk band because you have to be a musician not someone who is doing this for a hobby,” Young admits. “An actual musician is the type of person who does this because it’s what they do. Money is always nice but you have to expect nothing and still play like you care.”
For their second release on Epitaph the band teamed up with one of Young’s heroes, Descendents’ drummer Bill Stevenson who produced the album at the Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado—and the result is an album that captures the raw passion of Off With Their Heads’ live shows without obscuring any of the instrumentation with a slick, studio sheen. “It was really important that this record didn’t sound too polished so once we agreed on a general sound of the record it was great,” Young explains. “It’s definitely the best-sounding record that we’ve done.”
Home is also the strongest collection of Off With Their Heads’ songs to date and certainly the most diverse. From the instantly catchy sing-alongs of “Shirts” to straight-ahead, Ramones-influenced ragers like “Seek Advise Elsewhere” and stripped-down ballads like “Don’t’ Make Me Go,” Homeshows how much the band have grown sonically since their last release, a development that is no doubt due to the fact that the band have spent so much time on the road touring with everyone from Municipal Waste to Kind Of Like Spitting in everything from massive theaters to basements.
If there’s a lyrical theme on Home, it’s personal experiences whether that ranges from struggles with identity (“I don’t feel like me, whatever that’s supposed to be” from “Shirts”) to tales from the road. However as you might expect it all comes back to the fact that for a full-time touring punk rocker the word “home” has a very unique connotation. “I think I used to take for granted the simple notion of having an apartment in Minneapolis,” Young explains. “The album is about the bad feelings associated with being at home, why people leave home, and how important it is to have a good one.”
Over the course of these twelve songs Young expresses that sentiment in different ways and the content on the disc explores everything from being oppressed because of one’s sexuality (“Focus on Your Own Family”) in addition to more personal writing that exposes Young’s own misgivings about the Catholic church and the impact it’s had on his family life (“Altar Boy”). Then there’s a song like “Don’t Make Me Go” which guest vocalist Tony Kovacs from Shot Baker summarized telling the band, “OWTH has a story and this explains a lot.” Listening to the impassioned track, it’s evident why this is true.
Having toured with everyone from Bad Religion to the Dropkick Murphys, Young has learned that in order for him to maintain his ethics he tells his bandmates that “playing a show in front of 6,000 people is no different than playing a house show” and you can tell by the group’s countless live performances that this isn’t just lip service. “I’m proud that I have pretty much maintained my core beliefs over the years,” he explains. “Opening for my heroes is cool but that’s their crowd and I have always been about carving my own part through all of this.”
Despite the fact that Off With Their Heads have performed everywhere from Jacksonville to Japan over the past decade, it’s clear that even if OWTH never left Minneapolis they would be doing the exact same thing just as passionately. “Everything involved with this band has become larger and more successful than I could have hoped for,” Young admits, citing signing to Epitaph as one of these milestones. “The only goals I have for myself and OWTH is to continue to make music that I care about, try to push myself physically and musically and continue to be able to do what I love for a living.”
W/ Mobina Galore
12/5 – Hotel Vernon / Worcester MA
12/6 – Great Scott / Boston MA (TBA)
12/7 – The Low Beat / Albany NY 
12/8 – Brighton Bar / Long Branch NJ (TBA)
12/9 – Metro Gallery / Baltimore MD
12/10 – Howler’s / Pittsburgh PA
12/29 – High Dive / Denver CO

AVERSIONS CROWN – North American Tour With WITHIN THE RUINS PERFORMS AT Cattivo ON 11/21

North American Tour With WITHIN THE RUINS & ENTERPRISE EARTH!

Australian metal destroyers, AVERSIONS CROWN, are hitting the road on October 19th with Massachusetts metal veterans WITHIN THE RUINS and Spokane-based skullcrushers ENTERPRISE EARTH  for a 32-date trek across North America. Opening the shows will be Connecticut metal bandCURRENTS.

Since the release of Xenocide earlier this year, the band has been touring relentlessly. Prior to hitting the states, the band made appearances at several European Summer festivals and completed a sold out  Aussie tour.

Xenocide was tracked by Adam Merker at Studio Anders Debeerz in Brisbane and mixed and mastered by Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) from Audio Hammer. Watch the music video for “Prismatic Abyss” on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel!

11/15/2017  Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
11/17/2017  Triple Rock Social – Minneapolis, MN
11/18/2017  The Wire – Berwyn, IL
11/19/2017  The Foundry – Lakewood, OH
11/20/2017  The Shelter – Detroit, MI
11/21/2017  Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
11/22/2017  Landos – Corning, NY
11/23/2017  Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
11/24/2017  The Palladium – Worcester, MA
11/25/2017  ‪One Centre Square – Easton, PA
11/26/2017  Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA

More on Xenocide:
The Soulless Acolyte” drum play-through video https://youtu.be/JmlkegqPewk
Album trailer #1:  https://youtu.be/Tmbw4QdhmqE
Album trailer #2: https://youtu.be/lWVIwBKKUzs
Album trailer #3 https://youtu.be/i0EHEg3k0I8
Album trailer #4 https://youtu.be/Q-870VoA1vA
Ophiophagy” lyric video: https://youtu.be/DhZfRGRPNQg
Erebus” drum play-through video: https://youtu.be/d6bHACoe5eA

Photo credit: Harley Folbigg

 

Order your copy of Xenocide here:
nblast.de/AversionsCrownXenocide

P!nk – Sat, April 7, 2018- PPG Paints Arena

P!NK
BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA WORLD TOUR 2018

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS BLEACHERS

SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2018
PPG PAINTS ARENA

TICKETS ON SALE NEXT FRIDAY, OCT 13 AT 10am VIALIVENATION.COMTICKETMASTER.COM AND THE PPG PAINTS ARENA BOX OFFICE

TICKETS ON SALE STARTING OCTOBER 13TH AT TICKETMASTER.COM
RELEASES NEW TRACK, “WHATEVER YOU WANT” TODAY; FROM SEVENTH STUDIO
ALBUM, BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA DUE OUT OCTOBER 13TH VIA RCA RECORDS
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!
(New York, New York – October 5, 2017) – Known for her incredible and entertaining live show,
international pop icon P!NK announces her Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2018 today. The 40-date North
American arena tour produced by Live Nation will start in Phoenix, AZ on March 1st and culminate in Los
Angeles, CA at The Forum on June 2nd
.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday,
October 10th at 10am local time through Thursday, October 12th at 10pm local time.
U.S. and Canadian residents who purchase tickets online between October 10th and October 20th will be
able to redeem (1) physical copy of P!NK’s new album “Beautiful Trauma,” out Friday, Oct. 13th, 2017.
All albums must be redeemed by October 20, 2017 at 11:59pm PST. Tickets will be on sale starting
Friday, October 13th to the general public.
To ensure fans gain access to tickets, Fan Registration for the U.S. and Canadian tour dates will be
available here through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program.
P!NK last hit the road on her The Truth About Love Tour which saw her play 142 sold out shows across
13 countries. The Los Angeles Times said, “Pink remains perhaps the most gifted and imaginative
physical performer in pop right now,” while Rolling Stone claimed, “the singer had demonstrated an epic
workout of vocals, stagecraft and stunt-work without missing a note,” and The Hollywood Reporter raved,
“she still is one of pop’s most powerful vocalists.”
In addition, P!NK releases another track, “Whatever You Want” from her highly anticipated seventh studio
album Beautiful Trauma which is available for pre-order now and due out in stores on October 13th (click
here to listen) via RCA Records. The track was produced and written by Max Martin and Shellback along
with additional writing credits from P!NK. P!NK has also released two other tracks from the album, first
single, “What About Us” and “Beautiful Trauma” to rave reviews.
Beautiful Trauma 2018 Tour Dates
DATE CITY VENUE
03/01/18 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
03/03/18 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
03/05/18 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
03/06/18 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
03/09/18 Chicago, IL United Center
03/12/18 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
03/14/18 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
03/15/18 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
03/17/18 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
03/18/18 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
03/20/18 Toronto, ON* Air Canada Centre
03/23/18 Montreal, QC* Bell Centre
03/25/18 Detroit, MI* Little Caesars Arena
03/27/18 Louisville, KY* KFC Yum! Center
03/28/18 Cleveland, OH* Quicken Loans Arena
04/04/18 New York, NY* Madison Square Garden
04/07/18 Pittsburgh, PA* PPG Paints Arena
04/09/18 Boston, MA* TD Garden
04/13/18 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
04/14/18 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
04/16/18 Washington, DC*
Capital One Arena (fka Verizon
Center)
04/19/18 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
04/21/18 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
04/24/18 Orlando, FL Amway Center
04/25/18 Fort Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center
04/28/18 Houston, TX Toyota Center
05/01/18 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
05/08/18 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
05/09/18 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
05/12/18 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
05/13/18 Seattle, WA KeyArena
05/15/18 Portland, OR Moda Center
05/18/18 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
05/22/18 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
05/23/18 Ontario, CA Citizens Business Bank Arena
05/25/18 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
05/26/18 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
5/28/18 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
5/31/18 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
06/02/18 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
*Bleachers supporting
Since her debut in 2000, P!NK has released six studio albums, 1 greatest hits album, sold over 42 million
albums, over 75 million singles, over 2.4 million DVDs worldwide and has had 15 singles in the top 10 on
the Billboard Hot 100 chart (four at #1). In addition, she is the recipient of three Grammy Awards, one
Daytime Emmy Award, three Billboard Music Awards, six MTV Video Music Awards, two MTV Europe
Awards, two People’s Choice Awards and was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2013. She has
sold out arenas all over the world, made her acting debut in Lionsgate’s Thanks for Sharing and released
a side project with singer/songwriter Dallas Green entitled You+Me. Last year, P!NK released “Just Like
Fire” from Walt Disney Studios’ feature film Alice Through The Looking Glass. The track was #1 on the
Adult Contemporary Chart for 6 consecutive weeks and has over 155 million views of the music video.
P!NK was featured on Kenny Chesney’s “Setting The World on Fire,” marking her first #1 on the Country
Airplay Chart and Hot Country Songs Chart. The track also received a 2017 Grammy nomination for
Best Country Duo/Group performance earning P!NK her 18th Grammy nomination.
P!NK is a huge supporter of various charities, including: Make a Wish Foundation, Autism Speaks,
Human Rights Campaign and No Kid Hungry. She was formerly a spokesperson for COVERGIRL and
remains on the UNICEF team as an Ambassador.
For More Information:
Official Website: http://www.pinkspage.com

BUTCHER BABIES Launch Pre-Order for ‘Lilith’ (Out Oct. 27) – On Tour This Fall w/ Hollywood Undead Oct 10 @StageAE

BUTCHER BABIES LAUNCH PRE-ORDER FOR ‘LILITH’
 
NEW ALBUM OUT OCTOBER 27 ON CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS
 
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD BEGINS NEXT MONTH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September, 8th 2017
Hollywood-based Metal outfit BUTCHER BABIES are set to release their third studio album, Lilith, on October 27th via Century Media Records. Today, the band is thrilled to announce that pre-orders for the new album are available now in both physical and digital formats. Speaking about the unique pre-order packages for Lilith, Carla Harvey (vocals) comments:
“In anticipation of ‘Lilith’, we wanted to offer unique pre-sale bundles that are special to us. Not only do we have the album, limited edition vinyl, and t-shirts up for grabs, but we are also offering limited edition items curated by myself and Heidi. One such item is a gorgeous lyric book for Lilith featuring never before seen illustrations by me and graphics by Heidi.  Another item is our signature Lilith pendant, a darling necklace handcrafted by us for our Butcher Army. You can find all the details on our pre-order site www.ButcherBabiesOfficial.com
BUTCHER BABIES – ‘Lilith’ Pre-order: http://smarturl.it/BBLilith
Fans that pre-order Lilith will also receive the album’s title track as an Instant Grat. Speaking about the first offering from their new album, Heidi Shepherd (vocals) states:
“After a year of writing and recording we are thrilled with the growth and maturity of this album. Leading with our title track ‘Lilith’, the artistic development within the band shines. We worked with producer, Steve Evetts to bring you the rawest form of Butcher Babies. No auto-tune, 100% real drums, real guitars, real bass, and an all out Butcher Babies assault on your senses. As we know in this industry, these standards are quickly replaced by machines and can eliminate what makes a band an actual band. We are so proud of the hard work and dedication that each member of our team put in to create this masterpiece.”
BUTCHER BABIES will make their much awaited return to the road in North America alongside Hollywood Undead as part of a two month run in the states. With shows already sold out in Hollywood, Des Moines, St. Louis, and Madison, WI, fans can find a complete list of dates below.
BUTCHER BABIES – North American Tour w/ Hollywood Undead
October 1, 2017 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
October 2, 2017 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
October 3, 2017 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
October 5, 2017 – Tampa, FL @ State Theater
October 6, 2017 – Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks Live
October 7, 2017 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva

October 9, 2017 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground

October 10, 2017 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
October 11, 2017 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
October 13, 2017 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ Club Five
October 14, 2017 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre (SOLD OUT)

October 15, 2017 – Sioux Falls, SD @ The District

October 16, 2017 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s (SOLD OUT)

October 18, 2017 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
October 19, 2017 – Billings, MT @ Pub Station
October 20, 2017 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
October 21, 2017 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
October 23, 2017 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
October 26, 2017 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy (SOLD OUT)
October 27. 2017 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl at The Palms
October 28, 2017 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
October 30, 2017 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
October 31, 2017 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
November 1, 2017 – Vancouver, CAN @ Rickshaw Theatre*
November 3, 2017 – Jerome, ID @ Diamondz Event Center*
November 7, 2017 – Minot, ND @ The Original*
November 8, 2017 – Fargo, ND @ Sanctuary Events Center
November 10, 2017 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
November 14, 2017 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
November 15, 2017 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
November 16, 2017 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
November 17, 2017 – Rochester, NY @ Anthology
November 18, 2017 – Portland, ME @ Aura
November 19, 2017 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
November 21, 2017 – Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
November 22, 2017 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
November 24, 2017 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
November 25, 2017 – Lancaster, PA @ Freedom Hall
November 26, 2017 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
November 28, 2017 – Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & The Mine
November 29, 2017 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
December 1, 2017 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall (SOLD OUT)
December 2, 2017 – Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
December 3, 2017 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
December 5, 2017 – Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Pavilion
December 6, 2017 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
December 7, 2017 – Tucson AZ @ Club X
December 9, 2017 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
December 10, 2017 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
December 11, 2017 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
* – Butcher Babies Headlining (No Hollywood Undead)
BUTCHER BABIES Online:
Official Website: butcherbabiesofficial.com
Facebook: facebook.com/butcherbabies
Twitter: twitter.com/butcherbabies

Sweet Crude @ Hartwood Acres 7/9

SWEET CRUDE
JULY 9 | HARTWOOD ACRES | PITTSBURGH, PA
CONFIRMED FOR BONNAROO

AND HIGH SIERRA FESTIVAL

 

 
NEW ALBUM CRÉATURES OUT NOW


WATCH THEIR NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “MON ESPRIT

“An alluring indie pop record filled with playful rhythms and a genuine love for the Louisiana city”
“Créatures is a bilingual mix of English and French songs set to music that’s as indebted to indie rock as New Orleans.”
New Orleans, LA – Louisiana bilingual pop project, Sweet Crude, have added new dates in June and July to their headline tour. Additionally, the band is confirmed to play Bonnaroo, and High Sierra, among other festivals. A current list of cities they will hit can be found below. Tickets for all shows are on sale today and can be purchased at https://goo.gl/0j4eML
Sweet Crude recently released their new album Créatures through Rhyme & Reason Records on April 21st. It is now for purchase on vinyl and CD here and digitally here. Fans can also stream the album in full on Spotify.
Sweet Crude is a young 6-piece composed of New Orleans musicians creating a sound that sets English and Louisiana’s native French dialect to decidedly non-Cajun music. The band, boasting surnames like Marceaux and Chachere, seeks to reconnect with their lineage in the context of 5-part harmonies, tribal rhythms, and pop hooks.
Sweet Crude debuted in Spring 2013 and have hit the ground running. Music from their EP Super Vilaine can be heard in FX’s American Horror Story and the band has been receiving generous amounts of plays nationally and internationally on public, satellite and internet radio.  Sweet Crude has tested their frenetic sound on the road, packing venues across the country. They have been praised and featured with publications such as Consequence of Sound, Washington Post, Marie Claire, Brooklyn Vegan, FUSE, PopMatters, and more.
Upcoming Sweet Crude shows
June 10@ Hampton Park, Charleston, SC
June 11 @ Bonnaroo Music Festival – Manchester, TN
June 13 @ South On Main – Little Rock, AR
June 14 @ Spirits – Alexandria, LA
June 15 @ White Oak Music Hall: Upstairs – Houston, TX
June 16 @ The Rustic – Houston, TX
June 17 @ Solstice Festival – Austin, TX
June 20 @ Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ
June 21 @ Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
June 23 @ Levitt Pavilion – Pasadena, CA
June 27 @ Lagunitas Brewing Company – Petaluma, CA
June 29 – 30 @ High Sierra Music Festival – Quincy, CA
July 9 @ Hartwood Acres – Pittsburgh, PA
July 11 @ World Café Live Downstairs – Philadelphia, PA
July 13 @ Summer Concerts on The Square – Storrs, CT
July 14 @ 3S Artspace – Portsmouth, NH – SOLD OUT
July 15 @ Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival – Brooklyn, NY
July 16 @ The Ballroom at Outer Space – Hamden, CT
July 18 @ Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse – Dunellen, NJ
July 19 @ Museum of Fine Arts – Concerts in The Courtyard – Boston, MA
July 20 @ Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY – SOLD OUT
July 21 @ Songbyrd – Washington, DC – SOLD OUT
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Decapitated and Thy Art Is Murder at Rex Theater on 8/20

Extreme metal titans Decapitated and Thy Art Is Murder are teaming up this summer for The Double Homicide Tour, along with heavy-hitting Fallujah and up-and-comers Ghost Bath.

 

Thy Art Is Murder just dropped “Slaves Beyond Death,” off their upcoming fourth album Dear Desolation, out 8/18 via Nuclear Blast Records, which marks the return of vocalist CJ McMahon. Check out the blistering track here.

 

Polish death metal exports Decapitated are gearing up to release their seventh album Anticult on 7/7. “Anticultrepresents the legacy and future of Decapitated,” said guitarist Vogg. “We’re extremely proud of the record, in both the song compositions and the production. This is the best representation of our music and we’re really excited for the world to hear it!” Check out the first single from the album, “Never,” here.

 

Decapitated and Thy Art Is Murder are playing Rex Theater in Pittsburgh, PA on 8/20.

Watch Katy Perry Vote Naked For Rock The Vote

Katy Perry Teams with Funny Or Die and iHeartMedia to Reveal The Most Natural Way to Rock The Vote on November 8.

Katy Perry gives us the bare truth about this year’s election, urging everyone to get registered and to vote. Katy came to Funny Or Die and Rock the Vote demanding to be naked on camera, so they decided to channel this to urge young voters to get registered – no matter what they’re wearing (or not wearing). Funny Or Die’s wardrobe department was thrilled with the day off, and America was thrilled with the results. Katy is joined in the PSA by comedian Joel McHale and YouTube star iJustine.

Katy Perry Votes Naked

//www.funnyordie.com/embed/94cd43b56f

Day Joy Premieres New Single “Go To Sleep, Mess” On Pretty Much Amazing

Day Joy makes beautiful lush dream folk landscapes caressed with crooning and heart felt melodies and deep poetic lyricism. Hailing from Orlando, FL the now five sometimes six piece was originally a two person project started by Peter Michael Perceval and Michael Serrin. Peter and Michael met in college years ago where they acoustically wrote all the songs via late nights on porches and rooftops that are just now coming to fruition and being released on Small Plates Records on their debut LP Go To Sleep, Mess. They were recently hailed as one of the top 10 Florida Bands You Should Listen To NOW by Paste Magazine alongside their friends and other up and comers Levek and Hundred Waters.

Click here to listen to “Go To Sleep, Mess” on Pretty Much Amazing

Bio

Orlando, Florida’s Day Joy glimmers on a lucid dream, borne on a conscious wind, as they both adhere to the tried and true dream-pop formula and also break its clamorous mold. Carried by the pensive vocals of original members Michael Serrin and Peter Perceval, they began as a duo writing acoustic song structures for psychedelic dreams on rooftops and porches amidst late-night Floridian sunsets. As they now encompass a five–and sometimes six–piece collaboration of banjos, ukeleles, synthesizers and steady percussions, they will be releasing their debut album, Go To Sleep, Mess, on Small Plates Records.

Mirroring the mystifying image of the Floridian landscape that surrounds them, they have sought to provide a similar tone and intimate experience as their fellow Floridian friends, such as Hundred Waters and Levek. With humble origins, and brimming effectual sounds to share, Day Joy offers a reflective experience and a sobering reverence that only these South Eastern dream poppers would know how.