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Little Joy

Little Joy is Binki Shapiro, Rodrigo Amarante and Fabrizio Moretti, three friends who dropped their routine at their respective hometowns to make a record in Los Angeles, California.

Through a chance encounter at a Portuguese festival in Lisbon, where both Amarante (Singer/Guitarist of Los Hermanos) and Moretti (drummer of The Strokes) had performed, the two chatted well through the night and into the morning by the side of the river, humoring the idea of working together on music that had no affiliation to their particular bands. A year later, Amarante traveled to the United States to record with Devendra Banhart on his Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon album. On the off hours of an arduous recording process, Amarante would meet with Moretti to discuss anything but music. 

Binki Shapiro, musician and native of Los Angeles, was introduced to the pair through mutual acquaintances and became a fast friend, encouraging the two to focus on the music they had spoken of long before. Through the process of late night “show-and-tell” the three developed and arranged songs Moretti had begun and soon after started writing original music for the group as a band.

A couple of months later they all moved into a house in Echo Park to demo songs and soon after, with the help of producer Noah Georgeson, who had recorded Banhart’s album, they finished their self-titled debut, Little Joy, named after the cocktail lounge just down the street from their home.

Listen to their album on MySpace NOW!


ov 7 2008 8:00P
Station 4 St. Paul, Minnesota
Nov 8 2008 8:00P
Subterranean Chicago, Illinois
Nov 9 2008 8:00P
Magic Stick Detroit, Michigan
Nov 11 2008 8:00P
Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nov 12 2008 8:00P
The Khyber Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 13 2008 8:00P
Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Nov 14 2008 8:00P
Maxwell’s Hoboken, New Jersey
Nov 15 2008 8:00P
Wonder Bar Asbury Park, New Jersey
Nov 16 2008 8:00P
TT the Bears Cambridge, Massachusetts
Nov 18 2008 8:00P
Black Cat Backstage Washington D.C., Washington DC
Nov 20 2008 8:00P
Atlanta Room at Smith’s Olde Bar Atlanta, Georgia
Nov 21 2008 8:00P
Exit/In Nashville, Tennessee
Nov 22 2008 8:00P
Duck Room at Blueberry Hill St. Louis, Missouri
Nov 24 2008 8:00P
Jackpot Music Hall Lawrence, Kansas
Nov 26 2008 8:00P
The Lounge on Elm Street Dallas, Texas
Nov 28 2008 8:00P
Warehouse Live Studio Houston, Texas
Nov 29 2008 8:00P
The Parish Austin, Texas


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