If you're getting a little tired of oh-so-hip bands that are bound and determined to confound you with how precious, twee, or convoluted they can be -- here's a welcome antidote. Dutch psychedelic rockers Birth of Joy have one mission only: To rock! The band is influenced by old-school rock, punk, and grunge, calling forth comparisons at times to the MC5, the Doors, and Pink Floyd.
Sound like just what you've been waiting for? Or too good to be true? Well, listen for yourselves! Yahoo Music is excited to offer the first listen to the entire new album by Birth of Joy, "Prisoner."
"Prisoner" will be released in the U.S. March 4, and Birth of Joy will be appearing at the annual South by Southwest fest in Austin that same month. If you want to keep up with their schedule in the meantime, check here.