Joy is the title of Phish's fourteenth studio album, scheduled for release on September 8, 2009. Phish collaborated with producer Steve Lillywhite on the album, having worked with Lillywhite previously on 1996's Billy Breathes.
The first single, "Time Turns Elastic", originally a multi-movement work for strings, guitar, and vocals released as an album earlier in the year by Trey Anastasio, was released only for iTunes download on May 26, 2009. The album's second single, "Backwards Down The Number Line" was released at iTunes and began radio rotation on August 17th, 2009.
Beginning Thursday, September 3rd, the entire album was available for preview on the band's MySpace page.
All ten songs were performed live during the band's 2009 summer tour.