10 January 2013
Jolly: to release "Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 2)" in March 2013
Jolly:  to release "Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 2)" in March 2013
In March 2011, JOLLY released The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 1), the first of a two-part series that is scientifically designed to bring a listener to a state of true happiness. The band collaborated with a professor and some graduate students at a nearby university, who conducted studies on over 5,000 subjects to perfect the usage of binaural tones to optimize the JOLLY listening experience.

In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy struck JOLLY hard, destroying drummer/producer Louis Abramson's home, which also functioned as the band's practice space and recording studio. All of Louis' possessions and a lot of the band's equipment were ruined. The members of JOLLY were devastated, but they tried to remain positive. The timing couldn't have been worse; the band was in the midst of finalizing The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 2), but had to break away from the album to throw out Louis' belongings and completely gut his home. In need of new equipment, JOLLY started a fundraising campaign, and their incredible fans came through in a big way to help the band rebuild after this major disaster.

Precisely 2 years after the release of part 1, The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 2) is now here, set for release in March 2013. Beyond the music, it is a standing symbol of JOLLY's recovery from the storm. Those who were left hanging from Audio Guide 1 can finally complete their journey towards happiness. Don't be surprised if crime rates plunge in 2013.

The band comments:
"We couldn't be more excited to finally share The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 2) with the world. After the devastation we experienced with Hurricane Sandy, we have been in a rebuilding phase, and the release of this album stands as a major milestone in our recovery. Musically, we set out to make Audio Guide 2 our richest sounding record, offering solid hooks, interesting arrangements, and sonic textures that cover a wide range of styles. We're extremely proud of what we created."

Even without considering the binaural brainwave technology embedded throughout, this album offers the listener an experience they have never felt before. JOLLY pushes the limits of "accessibility" in The Audio Guide to Happiness (Part 2) with its powerful riffs, infectious hooks, and undeniable grooves, all within the context of their signature JOLLY atmosphere. Your first listen will leave you thinking, and your second will leave you a fan for life. JOLLY loves you.

JOLLY "The Audio Guide To Happiness, Part II"
(Insideout Music / EMI)

GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / NORWAY: Friday, March 1, 2013.
UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, March 4, 2013.
SPAIN / ITALY: Tuesday, March 5, 2013.
SWEDEN / HUNGARY: Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND / FINLAND: Friday, March 8, 2013.

Tracklist:
1. Guidance Three
2. Firewell
3. You Against the World
4. Aqualand and the 7 Suns
5. Dust Nation Bleak
6. Golden Divide
7. Guidance Four
8. Lucky
9. While We Slept in Burning Shades
10. Despite the Shell
11. As Heard on Tape
12. The Grand Utopia

Line-Up:
Anadale - Guitar, Vocals
Joe Reilly - Keyboards
Anthony Rondinone -
Bass Louis Abramson -
Drums Rob Palmen - Management

JOLLY will be supporting RIVERSIDE on their "New Generation Tour":
Presented in Germany by Eclipsed, Rock Hard and powermetal.de

09.03.2013 Dresden (Germany) - Tante Ju
10.03.2013 Leipzig (Germany) - Werk 2
11.03.2013 Berlin (Germany) - K17
12.03.2013 Osnabrück (Germany) - Rosenhof
14.03.2013 London (UK) - O2 Islington Academy
15.03.2013 Sheffield (UK) - The Corporation / Y-Prog 2013
16.03.2013 Glasgow (UK) - Classic Grand
17.03.2013 Leamington Spa (UK) - The Assembly
19.03.2013 Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob
20.03.2013 Paris (France) - Le Divan du Monde
22.03.2013 Haarlem (The Netherlands) - Patronaat
23.03.2013 Hengelo (The Netherlands) - Metropool
24.03.2013 Weert (The Netherlands) - De Bosuil
25.03.2013 Köln (Germany) - Live Music Hall
27.03.2013 Karlsruhe (Germany) - Substage
28.03.2013 Darmstadt (Germany) - Central Station

JOLLY ONLINE:
www.jollyband.com
www.facebook.com/JOLLYBAND
www.twitter.com/jollyband
www.twitter.com/jollyband

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www.pirate-smile.de
www.facebook.com/PirateSmilePR
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