The Ministry of Archers
"The Ministry of Archers," Joy Electric's eighth full-length album, finds the band still a step ahead of the recent retro-electro explosion. The danceable yet defined beats of previous JE albums give way to pounding, mechanical, fist-pumping rhythms and textured, complex oscillations. Yet while the sonic ventures may be more daring than in years past, Ronnie Martin's songwriting is stronger than ever. "The Ministry of Archers" is in stores now on Tooth and Nail Records.