2/22/20: ReGen Magazine is now officially on Spotify, and to celebrate they released their first playlist: "Staff Favorites of 2019." This Will Kill That appeared on the list, along side artists like KMFDM, 3TEETH, Test Dept, Front Line Assembly, Kanga, Celldweller, and more. Check it out HERE!
2/21/20: Pre-sales for The Joy Thieves' new EP, A Blue Girl, have begun! The limited-edition CD digipack comes with a bonus track (a remix of our version of Cities In Dust, done by the one and only Julian Beeston of Nitzer Ebb, Cubanate, etc.) and 2 exclusive Joy Thieves vinyl stickers! Get your copy HERE!
1/13/20: Today, ReGen Magazine took an in-depth look at Sleeping Partner; the latest musical release by Chris Connelly. They had some nice things to say about the album, including the two remixes I did for it...check it out right HERE!
1/10/20: Riveting Music dropped a list of bands in 2019 that "captured" them, and it includes three Armalyte Industries bands: Cubanate, Der Prosector, and The Joy Thieves. (Along with bands such as KMFDM, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Rammstein, and more.) Check the whole list HERE!
12/26/19: The Chicago Music Guide released their "best of 2019" playlist, and This Will Kill That by The Joy Thieves found its way onto the list! Check out their "one hour, multi-genre music marathon" HERE!
12/20/19: Fresh off the heels of my appearnce on the Sounds and Shadows podcast, they released a list of their favorite albums of 2019...and The Joy Thieves' debut EP, This Will Kill That, made the cut! Click HERE to read the entire list!
12/19/19: Last week I had the chance to have a few drinks with Ken and Collin at Sounds & Shadows to talk about music, and we discussed everything from the humble beginnings of The Joy Thieves, to what newer bands/songs we've been diggin' lately. If you're a fan of podcasts, check this out HERE!
12/8/19: Today, Machines With Human Skin released an EP of remixes of their song, Awake, and it includes a remix I did for The Joy Thieves. You can pay what you want, but all proceeds will be split between the Oakland LGBT Center and Darkest Before Dawn! Stream and download HERE!
11/23/19: A while back I had the pleasure of speaking with Michael Carrasquillo at the Industrial Island podcast. We talked about a bunch of Joy Thieves-related stuff, and he included part of the interview on his latest show.
11/22/19: The countdown is over, and the lyric video for This Will Kill That (Treuhand Mix) by Howie Beno and Brandt Gassman is here! Check out the video HERE, and if you're the kind who enjoys a little back story, HERE is a little something I wrote up about the song!
11/18/19: The countdown to the release of the lyric video The Joy Thieves made for This Will Kill That (Treuhand Mix) continues...and every day between now and then, we'll be posting another song from our Cities In Dust EP on YouTube. Today's song was remixed by a LEGEND in the music business. In addition to his own STELLAR projects like Black Needle Noise & Silver Ghost Shimmer, his name appears on albums by such iconic artists as Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Cocteau Twins, This Mortal Coil, Yaz, Peter Murphy, Love & Rockets, Wire, Jesus Jones, Die Krupps, Stabbing Westward, Gravity Kills, White Zombie, and many, many, MANY more. This is Joy Thieves (Psychic Dissent Mix), by the one and only John Fryer. This mix, and the entire Cities In Dust EP, is available as a free download HERE. Go there. Download it for free. Then turn it up to 10 and introduce your neighbors to The Joy Thieves!
11/17/19: This Friday The Joy Thieves will be releasing a special lyric video for This Will Kill That (Treuhand Mix), which was remixed by Howie Beno (Ministry, Depeche Mode, Black Asteroid, etc.) and Brandt Gassman. Each day between now and then, we'll be posting another song from our Cities In Dust EP on YouTube, starting with the title track, Cities In Dust. (If you haven't seen the ACTUAL video, you can check it out HERE.) And don't forget, the entire EP is available as a free download HERE!)
11/15/19: The video for the remix The Joy Thieves did for I Ya Toyah premiered this morning on The Spill Magazine! Check out the article HERE, or just visit I Ya Toyah's YouTube page, and watch the video HERE!
11/11/19: Today, Chris Connelly (of Ministry, Pigface, Revolting Cocks, The Damage Plan, Cocksure, etc.) released his brand new solo album, Sleeping Partner on Armalyte Industries...and it includes two very special remixes I did for it. Sleeping Partner is available as a digital download, and an extremely limited-edition CD right HERE. (If you want one of the CD's, you better hurry because they're almost completely sold out already!)
11/8/19: The Joy Thieves' remix of Glass Eyes by I Ya Toyah officially premiered on Devolution Magazine today! Check out the story behind the release HERE, and then listen and/or download the track for FREE right HERE!
10/18/19: The video for Cities In Dust is out...and you can see it right HERE!
10/11/19: Thanks to Nickie Hobbs, and all of the lovely people at Devolution Magazine for exclusively premiering our new video for 'Cities in Dust.' Wanna check it out? It's available right HERE! And don't forget...you can still download the Cities In Dust EP for free at the Armalyte Bandcamp page.
10/7/19: A brand new EP is a great excuse to sit down with our friend Megan Walters to talk. She had questions about the Cities In Dust EP, and vocalist Ania Tarnowska (of I Ya Toyah) and I did our best to answer them. Check it out HERE!
10/4/19: The Joy Thieves released their 2nd EP today, and I sat down with Brian Shamie of The Daily Herald and Chicago Sound Check to talk about all things "Cities In Dust." The full article can be found HERE.
It's official..."Cities In Dust" is out today on Armalyte Industries! This 6-song, digital-only release features The Joy Thieves' version of the Siouxsie and the Banshees classic, Cities In Dust, as well as remixes of songs from This Will Kill That from legendary producers John Fryer (Nine Inch Nails, Stabbing Westward, White Zombie) and Howie Beno (Ministry, Depeche Mode, Black Asteroid). Cities In Dust is available as a FREE download right HERE.
10/1/19: Great news for fans of The Joy Thieves...Cities In Dust is coming! This 6-song EP features a Joy Thieves version of the Siouxsie and ther Banshees classic, Cities In Dust, as well as remixes from legendary producers John Fryer (Nine Inch Nails, Stabbing Westward, White Zombie) and Howie Beno (Ministry, Depeche Mode, Black Asteroid). The release date is Friday, October 4, and it will be coming out on Armalyte Industries.
9/16/19: I was asked to do a remix of the song Confession for the one and only <PIG>, and you can find it on their limited-edition Mobocracy EP...available only with the purchase of a VIP package for their Divine Descent tour!
8/30/19: Thanks to Emily May at Rock All Photography Music Magazine, who recently asked me to discuss The Joy Thieves. We talk about the importance of momentum and good energy...the REAL reason we made a "raw, all band" version of the video for This Will Kill That...the ever-changing nature of music scenes...my new-found appreciation of record labels...why I adore creating remixes for other artists...the process of making a cohesive sound in a band that includes about 30 people...and much more. Check it out HERE.