Not once during Little Joy's set at Detroit Bar did we complain about having to go to Orange County to see them. Our spirits were buoyed by the fact that we got to see one Stroke and someone named Binki. Thankfully, Little Joy didn't just sit back looking pretty: They actually managed to play an entire set of songs from their pretty great self-titled album without getting mobbed by admirers. Though what kind of bugged us out was how much their live set sounded like that record. If they don't start screwing it up a little, we might have to start some Milli Vanilla rumors. Or since having dudes prod you with beer bottles to get closer to the stage (as it was in our case) isn't the ideal way to watch a show, maybe we'll just encourage you to forego the show altogether and listen to the record . Or maybe forego Orange County. Either way, the band just put out an mp3 and video for "No One's Better Sake," both of which are available at Little Joy fan site/music blog Gorilla vs Bear.
December 11, 2008