YouTube is so littered with live clips and special video performances that it’s sometimes to tough to tell whether a band has any “official” music videos, like the ones that MTV used to play. Joy Kills Sorrow didn’t, until this week.
The Boston acoustic band tapped the production team String & Shutter (aka Liam Hurly and Sam Kassirer, members of Josh Ritter’s band) to make a lovely, whimsical video for their song “Jason.” It’s Joy Kills Sorrow’s first official video, which premiered on RollingStone.com. Singer Emma Beaton told me that because Kassirer had produced Joy Kills Sorrow’s 2011 album “This Unknown Science,” “we already knew Sam, loved working with him, etc.”
You can see why.