Photos of Joseph at Murmrr Theatre in Brooklyn, NY on April 1st, 2022
Photos of Joseph at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City, NJ on August 11th, 2018
Photos of Joseph at City Winery in New York, NY on April 25th, 2018
Photos of Joseph at 2017 Grand Point North in Burlington, VT
Photos of Joseph at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY on September 15th, 2017
Photos of Joseph at 2017 Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI
Click here for photos of Joseph at Mercy Lounge in Nashville, TN on October 13th, 2016
Alt-folk got big over a decade ago, plus sad girl pop more recently, and at times they’ve even met (like when Swift met Dessner). It can be tough to put together the traditional folk sounds with the modern pop, but can also be pulled off quite well, like on Joseph’s The Sun.
The three Closner sisters that make up Joseph range on The Sun. There are catchy pop songs such as the sorrowful title track or the more empowering following kiss-off, “Fireworks”. But there’s also natural harmonizing, like the acoustic “Three More Hours” and the airy subsequent album finish “Love Is Flowing”. They also find time for both hope in “Nervous System”, to go with growing darkness in “Tell Me About You”.
The width of sound on The Sun does mean that it can’t delve quite as deep as one might like, as you’re obviously going to enjoy some approaches more than others. But it is a great marriage of folk, pop, sadness and more.