Joywave is a study in limitless atmosphere and pop beauty. The Rochester band cranks out epic salvos that skate the razor between electronica and indie rock. It's positively euphoric in headphones or blasting out of the dashboard with the car pointed everywhere in particular. The band's latest, "Koda Vista," is a snappy pleasure platter in Kodak yellow, and one of the best-sounding releases to come out of this dirty little city along the mighty Genesee. Catch Joywave's joy waves before it heads to Austin for SXSW 2013. But that's not all; Soviet Dolls and New Archery play as well.
Joywave performs Thursday, February 7, 8:30 p.m. at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $8-$10. bugjar.com.