Today, Joyce Manor release their new album Million Dollars to Kill Me, the California band’s fifth studio effort. Produced by Converge’s Kurt Ballou, Million Dollars to Kill Me 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).
Think I’m Still In Love With You
I’m Not The One
Million Dollars To Kill Me
Friends We Met Online
Up the Punx
Order the album Million Dollars to Kill Me from https://www.joyce-manor.com/.
This week, Joyce Manor shared the video for the instantly-catchy single “Silly Games”. According to SPIN, the song sees the band “lean into the pop-side of the pop-punk equation, tempering their guitar fuzz with glockenspiel tinkles and melodic wordless sighs.”
Watch the video for “Silly Games” below:
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.
Last month, Joyce Manor announced a UK tour in November 2018, supporting Basement. Please find a full list of tour dates below.
JOYCE MANOR – EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:
16-Nov, 2018 – Manchester, Club Academy – TICKETS
17-Nov, 2018 – Leeds, Stylus – TICKETS
18-Nov, 2018 – Glasgow, Garage – TICKETS
20-Nov, 2018 – Birmingham, O2 Institute 2 – TICKETS
21-Nov, 2018 – Southampton, 1865 – TICKETS
22-Nov 2018 – London, Forum – TICKETS
23-Nov, 2018 – Bristol, SWX – TICKETS
Co-founded by Johnson and guitarist Chase Knobbe in L.A.’s South Bay, Joyce Manor released their self-titled debut in 2011. With their lineup now also including bassist Matt Ebert and new drummer Pat Ware, the band made their Epitaph Records debut with Never Hungover Again: a 2014 effort that Pitchfork hailed as “their most ambitious and diverse album, as weird as it is instantly enjoyable.”