Half a decade in the making, today – Friday, October 28th, 2016 – sees the long-awaited release of Illusion of Joy’s fifth full-length album A Stone Throw From A Glass House. This follow-up to the 2011 release No One Expects An Inquisition features the addition of Maresa Whitehead performing vocals on over half of the song-cycle, transforming the long-running solo project into a duo. In addition to Maresa, local Pittsburgh musicians Jimmy Semtex (Rein[Forced], Red Lokust) and Don Anderson (TERROR FIRMA SKY) lend their vocal talents to album closer “Building A Society.”
The full tracklist for A Stone Throw From A Glass House is as follows:
- Precious Cargo
- You Did Better?
- Broken Toys
- Railway Forgotten
- The Shaming
- Always An Afterthought
- Pound By Pound
- Building A Society
The album is currently available for purchase from Amazon, CD Baby, iTunes and other online retailers.
Finally, if you are in Pittsburgh and wish to join Illusion of Joy in celebrating the release of A Stone Throw From A Glass House, come to Mr. Small’s on Saturday, Novemeber 12th for Shimmer: a showcase of Pittsburgh ethereal, shoegaze, and darkwave. IoJ will be taking the stage at 12:30AM to perform selections from the new album. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $7.