Joyce Manor will be touring in support of their recently released Million Dollars to Kill Me. The California band’s fifth studio effort was produced by Converge’s Kurt Ballou and came to life at Ballou’s own GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts. Additionally, Million Dollars to Kill Me was mixed by Andrew Scheps (Weezer, AFI, Green Day).
While Joyce Manor’s 2016 release Cody focused on growing up, Million Dollars to Kill Me looks at what happens next: reckonings with love, money, doubt, confusion, and the hope that persists despite it all. Throughout the album, Joyce Manor augment that tension with their layered guitar work: Chase Knobbe’s uncommon ability to make songs sound sadder and tougher at the same time, Barry Johnson’s flair for mixing minor and major chords to invoke a precise kind of overpowering melancholy.