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The Joy of Painting
Formed in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, The Joy of Painting has been very busy since its formation in early 2011. The Garage-Pop quintet combines an infectious pop aesthetic akin to Elvis Costello with the fervent post-punk energy of The Strokes' early years. Murfreesboro veteran singer-songwriters Garreth Spinn and Dave Armstrong played as a duo to many coffee shops and sweaty living rooms through 2010 before asking long-time friends and collaborators Mark Bullock, Chris Hauser and Kyle McCormick of the folk-rock group One Big Owl to join them in taking Spinn's songs in a more energetic (see: bad-ass) direction. The result was an incredibly prolific writing period fueled by great jams and Mrs. Hauser's taco dinners.
"Colorful and delicious like your favorite cereal, full of groovy gravy beats and mom-approved hooks."