Amo Joy

Amo Joy

Inner Peace Center

Friday – Sep 25 – 11:00

Amo Joy is a 4 peice psych-pop band from Indianapolis IN. Fueled by a love for kazoos, slide whistles, loud guitars and cartoons, Amo Joy has released 2 full length records, "The Dictatorial Soiree" (self-released/out of print) and "Theophrastus Bombastus" (Royal Rhino Flying Records), has embarked on 8 national and regional tours, and is on the brink of nationally releasing a new record "The Sane Design" on Indianapolis-based Standard Recording Company. The Sane Design was initially planned to be two self-released 7" EPs consisting of new songs and songs from the out of print record, The Dictatiorial Soiree. Standard Recording showed interest in the project and soon after, the 2 EPs became one 12 song vinyl LP. With the freedom of being able to stuff the records with whatever they wish, Amo Joy and Standard decided to include a 20 page hand-made Amo Joy activity booklet, along with liner notes, in every copy of the record. With a street date of 7/28/09, a pre-release copy of The Sane Design will be available at every stop of Amo Joy's summer tour and will be available in record stores nationwide and online at all of your favorite MP3 stores after the release date. As for our name, here's the euqation: What happens when a little kid named Adam can't pronounce his name and watches a lot of Sesame Street? He calles himself Amo (pronounced ae-moe). Of course, his parents think it's cute and it turns into a life long nickname. What, then, happens 20 or so years later when he and his bandmates are surrounded by a certain kind of candy bar wrapper trying to come up with clever band names? You do the math...