Dead Blonde Girlfriend
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Dead Blonde Girlfriend

Los Angeles, CA | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Los Angeles, CA
Established on Jan, 2015
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"Joie/Dead Blonde Girlfriend"

"Joie Blaney, of the band Dead Blonde Girlfriend, had a sensitive lyric touch that belied his punk-rock look and attack. With something of Paul Westerbergs heart-on-sleeve rock swagger, Mr. Blaney also had a stage presence that is rare."
The New York Times

"Dead Blonde Girlfriend, an energetic and smart band fronted by the antifolk survivor Joie Blaney "
The New Yorker

"He sings his songs with the soul of a poet and with the voice of a cement mixer. He writes from the heart. He writes honestly and never once complains. Never once sounds like Livejournal poetry. Never once falters. Like all true artistic anomalies, Joie Blaney, under the guise of Joie Dead Blonde Girlfriend, is a genius. "

"Punk as Fuck"
Village Voice

"Overwhelmingly honest. It's not rockstar emotion by numbers. He is a fucking genius. Grand statement? Yes, obviously. But it's so true. This guy is excellent!"
Careless Talk Costs Lives

"Antifolk's punkiest exponent, Joie/DBG delivers attitudinal, acoustic punk vignettes with a gruff voice and aggressive guitar action. His song "Bleecker Street" explains the anti in antifolk."
Time Out London

"Hovering between the comical and the anguished his song intros bordered on stand up, and his Iggy like energy wrenched emotion through enormous eyelined brown eyes. He has the ability to write lyrics that pinch you, Funny and honest, angry and sad, songs explode intense and intent, you have to watch him."

"A Dave Van Ronk type of songster able to get truly meaningful in his songs"
N.J Coast News

"New York anti-folk heroes wear cynical paeans on their sleeve like black hearts cooked for the audience"
CMJ 2001

"His guttural crooning sounds sweet, charged with his trademark mix of isolation and hope, which truly must be experienced"
Shout Magazine

"Local favorite Antifolk, acoustic punk performer Joie/DBG frantically strums his acoustic guitar, sings gruffly and is made to be heard in a bar in an adequately lubricated state"
Time Out New York

"Raspy-voiced punk performer"
Baltimore City Paper

"Smashing performance in the punk-folk genre"
The Aquarian

"He can do 8 songs in 2 minutes he plays pretty fast"
WBAI radio

"He plays punk songs of frustration, railing rage and eternal questionings in a blur of strumming on an acoustic guitar amped to 11"

"This is angst-ridden punk rock carried out wholly on an aggressively played acoustic guitar. Bristly vocals front these staunchly amelodic songs"

"Brilliant, More Tragedies and Horror stories about being a Starving musician. Cool!"
N.Y. Hangover

"This folk-punker writes tunes that rant on Bleecker Street, the music business, and growing old"
- Press quotes


Pretty as a Picture

Imaginary Friend

Dead Blonde Girlfriend

Welcome Back

Broken Melody

I was Here



Bob Dylan, The Ramones, Johnny Cash, and countless others have written whole chapters of music history. Acoustic punk performer Joie Blaney is writing the next chapter in the clubs, streets, and Cafés all over the world... .. Joie Blaney is a sight for sore eyes and ears with his acoustic guitar played louder and faster than most punk bands. He commands the stage with true to life rapid-fire lyrics and catchy hooks that leads a listener down a musical path of life's innermost secrets. A scarred soul searching for the higher good in all things. Call it a misplaced childhood or misspent youth. This is Antifolk. This is Acoustic punk. This is Joie Blaney "It's like trying to understand the cruel and insane beauty of life and everything that goes with it" Joie adds. The songs of Joie Blaney explore that very same idea. .. .. In an era of the too cool, too dumb and the all too predictable band, Joie Blaney is a solo performer that stands out from the rest. He is a poet with an acoustic guitar and an arm full of songs about rise, fall, and redemption. "I got tired of playing other peoples songs. I've done that for years. It's time for something new and different. I want to be seen more as voice in a void of endless bands." explains Joie. One listening to his songs or attending one of his performances, you can see why. He also counts legendary songwriters Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, and Tom Waits, cool punk bands like the Stooges, the Replacements, Social Distortion as major influences. They are clearly heard in his songs as well as in the live shows... .. With all of the critical acclaim (The New York Times,The Grammy's,The New Yorker, Time Out New York/London, Dazed and Confused, New York Magazine, and others) dumped on Joie Blaney, it's no wonder that the loyal and easily converted masses keep coming back for more. His songs have been featured in independent movies and on MTV. All of his records have been sold all over the world and has made his brand of acoustic punk some what of a household name without the help of any mainstream radio or label. His newest yet to be released record entitled I was Here is 11 songs of lyrically driven hard acoustic punk, blended with the attitude and emotional impact of living life where love have come and gone from his life and live on in memory and song. He doesn't miss a beat and manages to make sense of every great cliché that rock and roll and the urban myth have to offer. This album speaks in volumes and no doubt have universal appeal. "Punks, Poets and even folkies understand what I do. They may not like it, but at least they try understand it." laughs Joie. .. .. Like him, love him, or even loathe him, he may not be for everyone. His music is for the people who want to experience the darker sides of life and change the world. And in true misfit spirit, live to tell about it.....