Djo is the project of musician/actor Joe Keery. Today, he has announced his new album DECIDE will drop on September 16, 2022. The full length is described as a deeply personal one, that melds his songcraft with wit, combined with synths and big beats ande trippy guitars that influenced his debut, TWENTY TWENTY. Ahead of the the album’s release, he has shared the track “Change,” a song, that delves deep into a broad spectrum of eclectic influences, deconstructing hyperpop, euphoric psychedelia, spiky new wave, and symphonic 70’s rock.
Since departing his band, the Chicago psych rock outfit Post Animal. Keery, who is of course also known far and wide for his acting roles in such projects as Stranger Things – has been making music since his teens, spending over two years with Post Animal before making his solo debut as Djo. DECIDE was created with musician / engineer Adam Thein throughout the pandemic with final recording taking place at Sound Factory in Los Angeles. DECIDE serves as a sort of aural history of Keery’s late 20’s.
Djo has been performing live throughout 2022, road-testing the songs from Decide and making appearances so far this year at Shaky Knees, Boston Calling and Bottle Rock festivals. Fans can catch him this summer and fall at Lollapalooza, Sea Hear Now and Austin City Limits Festival.
DJO 2022 Tour Dates
July 30 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL – SOLD OUT
July 31 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL
Sept 17 – Sea, Hear, Now Festival – Asbury Park, NJ
Oct 15 – Austin City Limits, Austin, TX