Joy Kills Sorrow – “Such Great Heights”

Joy Kills Sorrow - Photo by Shervin Lainez
Joy Kills Sorrow – Photo by Shervin Lainez

Earlier today I scored an early copy of Wide Awake, the forthcoming seven-song EP from Joy Kills Sorrow, the Boston (and Brooklyn and Portland, ME) -based stringband that headlined the grass clippings holiday hootenanny in December. The band will release their latest project on June 4th and hits the road for a national tour later this month.

Even after just a couple listens I can easily say that the EP represents my favorite work from the band. Brilliant instrumentation across the board laced with the stunning vocals of Canada-born front woman Emma Beaton.

American Songwriter debuted the band’s rendition of The Postal Service’s “Such Great Heights,” which the group has played at shows for a while and will make the new EP. It’s badass. Here she is…