Singles Going Single #36 - Joybus 7" ep (1991, Catalyst)
Sure, the sleeve is a totally daft on this one, but for your ears’ sake make an effort to get past it. The little known Joybus were a quartet residing in Benicia, CA, on the outskirts of Oakland in the early '90s. Indulging in the local ‘popcore’ trend du-jour, Joybus found themselves squarely in league with the likes of such area DIY luminaries as Fifteen, Soup, and the Wynona Riders (no, I’m not kidding about the name of that last one). Sonically, they were economic to a fault, but Joybus’ humble ruminations on romantic angst played on a universal theme nonetheless, making for a gratifying listen.