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On September 21, Joyce Manor will release their fifth full-length effort, Million Dollars to Kill Me. 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. 10.9.2018
    Woodstock, NY
    Colony
  2. 10.10.2018
    Boston, MA
    Royale
  3. 10.11.2018
    Brooklyn, NY
    Brooklyn Steel
  4. 10.12.2018
    Asbury Park, NJ
    Asbury Lanes
  5. 10.13.2018
    Washington, DC
    Black Cat

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New single - Think I’m Still In Love With You
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Think I'm Still In Love With You

New tour dates with Jeff Rosenstock and Remember Sports just announced https://joyce-manor.com/tour/

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@joycemanor

My one true love Tony Molina has a new record coming out Friday. If you like Joyce Manor you might like this. Short… https://t.co/1nDvASJjm1

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Okay seen a lot of you bummed out that we aren’t hitting the south. We will be announcing dates soon and it’s with… https://t.co/tBpu5pbLa0

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Damn, this extra on the music video we’re filming just told me I look like if Benedict Cumberbatch owned an atrisin… https://t.co/O69WgKy7Fl

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Thank you everyone who bought tickets today to see us in the fall. We’re gonna play a few new songs but that still… https://t.co/68R6SHkM3Y

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We’re also going out on tour. Tickets on sale this Friday, full details at the link above.

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