Formed around the talents of Rodrigo Amarante (singer/guitarist from Brazilian indie rock outfit Los Hermanos), Fabrizio Moretti (drummer for the Strokes), and Binki Shapiro (a Los Angeles-based singer), Little Joy came to fruition after a chance encounter between Amarante and Moretti at a festival in Lisbon, Portugal. Moretti, Shapiro, and Amarante -- the latter had relocated to Los Angeles to appear on Devendra Banhart's Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon album -- eventually moved into a house in L.A.'s historic Echo Park (Little Joy stole their moniker from a cocktail lounge within walking distance from their home) and began hashing out songs. The group's eponymous Rough Trade debut arrived in late 2008. ~ James Christopher Monger~ Rovi
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... read moreIn 2008, The Strokes' drummer Fabrizio Moretti met Los Hermanos's singer/guitarist Rodrigo Amarante, and were subsequently joined by L.A. musician Binki Shapiro. After many a late night rendezvous, the trio initiated a project called Little Joy, and with the help of Noah Georgeson, recorded their...