Do you find noise and feedback relaxing? I guess that a lot of people find that it soothes their soul. I can’t say that I do, unless it’s tempered with a lot of melodicism. The Joy Formidable is a great noise band that tempers their guitar grit with lyricism and beauty. Obviously, I’m a big fan of indie pop groups that focus on pretty melodies and pretty vocals and have pretty faces, which may feel a little white-bread to rock purists raised on power chords. The Joy Formidable is all of those things and the power chords, so, basically, most of my favorite things all in one place, and an honorable addition to the Girls Who Rock pantheon.