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New(ish) Too Much Joy!

While TMJ never really broke up, it’s become pretty rare for them to perform or record. And the most recent three songs they recorded have been a bit hard to acquire, as they were intended as part of Record Store … Continue reading

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Cereal Killers Vinyl Re-Issue

The most excellent Side One Dummy Records will be releasing a limited edition, colored-vinyl version of Too Much Joy’s 1991 “hit” album, Cereal Killers. You can purchase it in blue or yellow vinyl plus a T-Shirt, or both blue and yellow if you … Continue reading

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Budweiser Bought My Baby

The other weekend, at an annual gathering called the Pop Conference, I gave a presentation called Budweiser Bought My Baby, which used my own experiences licensing music to sponsors to investigate the way indie bands’ and fans’ attitudes toward commercials … Continue reading

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Tim and Jay, Live in DC

Tim and Jay will be appearing at a Dear New Orleans benefit concert at the Black Cat in Washington, DC on Monday, October 4th. They’ll be performing a few songs, backed by Bonerama, the NOLA R&B band they’ve been working … Continue reading

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Dear New Orleans

Today’s the official release date of Dear New Orleans, and you can hear the entire, epic benefit album right here. OK Go, Mike Mills from R.E.M., My Morning Jacket, Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Steve … Continue reading

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What Tim Did With His Summer

I spent a good part of the summer helping my friends from Air Traffic Control pull together the Sandinista of benefit albums: Dear New Orleans features over 30 tracks from a wide array of indie, country, hip-hop, jazz and r&b … Continue reading

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Song of the Week: Pride of Frankenstein

Too Much Joy were saddened by the news this week that the Hartsdale Cheesery has gone out of business. To pay tribute to this hometown institution (technically, it was an institution of the town next to TMJ’s hometown, or, if … Continue reading

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A Brand New Too Much Joy Song. Free. Because It’s Christmas.

We tried to have this ready for Chanukah. But art takes time. So we are compensating for our tardiness by offering not one free download, but four – one from Too Much Joy, and one from each of the three … Continue reading

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My Hilarious Warner Bros. Royalty Statement

I got something in the mail last week I’d been wanting for years: a Too Much Joy royalty statement from Warner Brothers that finally included our digital earnings. Though our catalog has been out of print physically since the late-1990s, … Continue reading

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TMJ Elsewhere on the Net just published a feature on bands with their own theme songs. They include TMJ at the end, so you have to scroll all the way down. Includes a gratuitous knock on the band. Sigh. Anyway, you can read it … Continue reading

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