In our globalized, algorithm-ruled, data-based society, where the lines between public and private are blurred beyond recognition—where the hive mind masquerades as marketable individualism and Big Brother is welcomed with open arms in the name of convenience— some alarming questions present themselves. What is human connection? How easily are we bought and sold? Is there any way to cut through all the noise? Is it too late? Do we even care? And how does music—real music—fit into it all?
Years of writing and recording music in his bedroom left Joey Cook with a sizeable stack of unheard tunes. In 2013 Pierce Geary was called upon to play bass for these songs in a live incarnation. The following February introduced Devyn Glista as the band’s second guitar player, but after cycling through a couple drummers (not least of all: Ben Lapps of Public fame) Glista took the throne. As of 2015 JOESPH is a three-piece as Pierce Geary and Devyn Glista agreed to help make a living thing out of Joey Joesph’s stitched-together home recordings.