Death is not a joyride.

Death is not a joyride.

 Austin, Texas, USA
BandEDMAvant-garde

New songs online now, getting comparisons to Mogwai, Battles and Massive Attack. New songs and tour dates in 2011.

Biography

If you send us an e-mail at deathisnotajoyride@gmail.com we'll read it.

Death Is Not a Joyride is a primarily instrumental trio from Austin, TX with an appreciation for art-rock and theatrical live shows. Their diverse, layered compositions have lead to press reviews with terms such as post-rock, post-punk, psychedelic, trip hop and even avant-pop to describe their sound. Live shows generally include lasers, masks, projectors with colorful, abstract visuals and more!

PAST PERFORMANCES:
Festivals
- CMJ (New York City, NY 2010)
- Old Pecan Street Festival (Austin, TX 2010)
- SXSW (Austin, TX 2009)
- Dfest (Tulsa, OK 2009)
- Art Outside (Rockdale, TX 2009)
- Connect the Dots Festival (Beaumont, TX 2009)
- Oxblood Music & Arts Festival (Lytton Springs, TX 2008)

As support or official aftershow
- Gang Gang Dance
- El Ten Eleven
- Baths
- The Dresden Dolls
- Titus Andronicus
- Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
- The Paper Chase (Fun Fun Fun Fest Official afterparty)
- Xiu Xiu

AWARDS:
- 1st Place, Best Experimental Performing Band (Austin Music Awards, 2009)

http://deathisnotajoyride.com
http://myspace.com/deathisnotajoyride

Discography

(FREE MP3s at deathisnotajoyride.bandcamp.com, 2010)
1. Sleeptalkers
2. The Wake
3. Ex Orbitus
4. Lost Signals

EX ORBITUS & LOST SIGNALS (FREE MP3s, 2009)
1. Ex Orbitus
2. Lost Signals
Free mp3s and wavs available at http://deathisnotajoyride.com.

THE HUMAN ZOO (LP, 2007)
1. From the mind of a Pacing Tiger
2. Masochism in the Trade
3. Chiffon tutu, Dancing Bear
4. Rats at the Fair
5. Willie the Gorilla (Part 1. Our friend and subject)
6. Willie B. (Part 2. In which Willie watches)
7. Ambassador Willie (Part 3. Reprise)
8. Sleeping with skeleton keys
9. Bread and Circuses
10. This is when Hyenas stop laughing.
(Several songs are recieving radio play on stations including KOOP Radio and KVRX in Austin, KTRU in Houston, KTSW in San Marcos, KTCU in Fort Worth, and WEFT in Champaign, IL)

CRESCENT GARDENS (EP, 2007)
1. In Which, the Snake Ascends the Ladder
2. Acacia
("In Which, The Snake Ascends the Ladder" is played on kvrx 91.7 Austin, Texas)

SEEDS (demo, 2006)
1. News at Nine
2. Once and Upon a Time
3. XY For the Masses
(All songs played on wrfl 88.1 Lexington, Kentucky)

Set List

The sets usually consist of 8-9 original songs, and last anywhere from 30-50 minutes.