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Joyce Manor's fifth full-length effort, Million Dollars to Kill Me is available now. The album follows 2016’s critically lauded release Cody.

Produced by Converge’s Kurt Ballou, Million Dollars to Kill Me came to life at Ballou’s own GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts. During the recording process, Joyce Manor guitarist/vocalist Barry Johnson, guitarist Chase Knobbe, bassist Matt Ebert, and new drummer Pat Ware slept right upstairs in bunk beds. “Kinda felt like camp,” Johnson notes. Additionally, Million Dollars to Kill Me was mixed by Andrew Scheps (Weezer, AFI, Green Day).

While 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: Knobbe’s uncommon ability to make songs sound sadder and tougher at the same time, Johnson’s flair for mixing minor and major chords to invoke a precise kind of overpowering melancholy.

Co-founded by Johnson and Knobbe in L.A.’s South Bay, Joyce Manor released their self-titled first album in 2011. 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.”

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  1. 10.24.2018
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Wooly's
  2. 10.26.2018
    Denver, CO
    Summit Music Hall
  3. 10.27.2018
    Salt Lake City, UT
    In the Venue
  4. 10.28.2018
    Boise, ID
    Neurolux
  5. 10.30.2018
    Vancouver, Canada
    Biltmore Cabaret

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Joyce Manor

Joyce Manor

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Had a really nice time with the great people at The Current. Really enjoyed doing this session. https://t.co/7SE8on58g5

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Heads up the show is an early one tonight! PKP at 7:30, vundabar at 8:15, JM at 9:15!

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Yo who just paid for our dinner at the old fashioned in Madison? That was so nice of you! We wanna hook you up with free merch!

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MADISON WI TONIGHT / DOORS AT 7 / @peach_kelli_pop / @Vundabar_band

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Chicago! Playing the Vic Theater tonight! When I told my friend Isaac that’s where we were playing he got stoked ca… https://t.co/Yk6TsQt6VH

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