I felt that the Lounge Sessions that came out in April this year served as a big alert to a group full of promise, and the girls have delivered in full on this wonderful EP. Buy it and listen loud.
Favorite track: Dream Number 9.
Big Joanie is a black feminist punk band. We're like The Ronettes filtered through 80s DIY and riot grrrl with a sprinkling of dashikis.
Big Joanie formed to make awesome music but also to create a continuum for black punks by presenting a strong, powerful vision of black womanhood and telling black kids about black punks who came before us. By making black punks more visible we believe we can inspire more young black punks to get involved in punk music more.