JOYCE MANOR NEW ALBUM
‘40 OZ. TO FRESNO’ OUT NOW
JOYCE MANOR COLLABORATES WITH SO CAL EATERY BURGERLORDS
US HEADLINING TOUR STARTS THIS AUGUST
“as if Taking Back Sunday had attended the Guided By Voices school of songwriting,” NYT on “Gotta Let It Go”
“a hooky, straightforward rock band that can’t seem to miss, with a signature touch you can’t mistake no matter how much they tweak the details.” – Stereogum
“a refreshing burst of off-kilter rock—whether it’s emo, pop-punk, or indie rock. It’s just an undeniable jam.” – UPROXX on “Don’t Try”
“sounds like the Joyce Manor you fell in love with from the very beginning…” – SPIN on “Gotta Let It Go”
Today, Joyce Manor unveil their 6th studio album, 40 oz. To Fresno. Seeing the band return to form after a brief hiatus, it will undoubtedly please fans who have been waiting four years since 2018’s Million Dollars To Kill Me. The much anticipated record has songs that span over the last eight years, yet achieve a cohesion that marks the next chapter of Joyce Manor.
Vocalist Barry Johnson summarizes,“This album makes me think of our early tours, drinking a 40 in the van on a night drive blasting Guided By Voices and smoking cigarettes the whole way to Fresno.”
In celebration of the release, Joyce Manor have teamed up with local Los Angeles vegan fast food establishment, Burgerlords from the weekend of June 10th through June 12th. Fans and foodies alike can stop by and enjoy a unique vegan burrito created by the band, a branded hot sauce, as well as limited edition t-shirts and only 100 prints of an exclusive vinyl variant with an alternate album cover. Both the Highland Park and Chinatown, Los Angeles locations will be participating while supplies last.
Originally planning to take a break from music, Joyce Manor brought their latest project 40 oz to Fresno to life thanks to singer/guitarist Barry Johnson’s desire to keep writing during quarantine. Produced by Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Tokyo Police Club, Joyce Manor’s ‘Cody’,) mixed by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Phoenix) with Tony Thaxton of Motion City Soundtrack on drums, a sense of liberation lies at the core of this project. It’s strangely fitting that the title was taken from an auto-corrected text message about Sublime. Those types of happy accidents are all over 40 oz. To Fresnoand are worth the subsequent sonic hangover.
Since forming in 2008, the pop-punk group has proved time and time again that they can capture listeners’ attention through catchy yet thought provoking lyrics, and high energy shows. Although they have an established sound that reflects the energetic and gritty nature of the band which fans have come to expect, they push the limits by experimenting throughout the recording process.
40 oz. To Fresno Track Listing
- Reason To Believe
- You’re Not Famous Anymore
- Don’t Try
- Gotta Let It Go
- Dance With Me
- Did You Ever Know
- Secret Sisters
JOYCE MANOR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
8/3/22 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater **
8/4/22 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown **
8/5/22 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue **
8/6/22 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall **
8/7/22 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater **
8/8/22 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater **
8/9/22 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall **
8/10/22 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom **
8/12/22 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel **
8/13/22 – Boston, MA – Roadrunner **
8/14/22 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer **
8/16/22 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live **
8/17/22 – Richmond, VA – The National **
8/18/22 – Columbia, SC – The Senate **
8/19/22 – Nashville, TN – Main Stage @ Eastside Bowl **
8/20/22 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse **
8/21/22 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live **
8/3/22 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live **
8/24/22 – Austin, TX – Far Out Lounge **
8/25/22 – Dallas, TX – Studio @ The Factory **
8/27/22 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren **
1/7/23 – Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Arena ~
** w/ Citizen, Prince Daddy & The Hyena and PHONY
~ w/ PUP, Jeff Rosenstock and Slaughterhouse
ABOUT JOYCE MANOR
Joyce Manor is a band from Torrance, CA consisting of Barry Johnson (vocals/guitar), Chase Knobbe (guitar), and Matt Ebert (bass). Johnson and Knobbe started the band in 2008 in the Disneyland parking lot while sharing a bottle of cheap booze. Named after an apartment complex that Johnson would walk past every day, Joyce Manor made their debut as an acoustic two-piece. Quickly they learned that playing loud was much more fun and invited friends to join the lineup. The band has since released five studio albums; Joyce Manor (2011), Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired (2012), Never Hungover Again (2014), Cody (2016), Million Dollars to Kill Me (2018), and Songs From Northern Torrance (2020). Joyce Manor has toured extensively and has made festival appearances at FYF Fest, Coachella, Riot Fest, and others. Press accolades for Joyce Manor include support from Pitchfork, Stereogum, NPR, The New York Times, Brooklyn Vegan, SPIN, Rolling Stone, The FADER, and more.
I wanted to take a moment to give a quick shoutout for the new Rockin Bob Punk Band EP: Almost Gone 7 Songs. It, as one would anticipate, contains seven tracks. Four on the floor punk rock, at its core, with some tricks up its sleeve.
Tracks are straight ahead rockers with the occasional frill here and an accent there. For an East Coast band, I hear a lot of West Coast influence between a Social Distortion reminiscent sound on “Almost Gone”, and a rather classic Swingin’ Utters feel to “I Bleed.” Don’t let me pigeon hole it for you. Head over to their bandcamp page and stream it for yourself. I promise you it’s worth the listen.
7 song CD featuring Rockin Bob Cenci, guitarist song-writer for Boston’s Jerry’s Kids, Bob Furapples on drums from Boston’s The F.U.’s & Earthdog on bass from Silver Screams.
Never Trust A Terrorist
Kamikazi Love Song
Off Your Comfort Zone
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