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Joyce Manor Bio

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. 11.1.2019
    Gainesville, FL
    The Fest
  2. 11.2.2019
    Gainesville, FL
    The Fest
  3. 11.3.2019
    Gainesville, FL
    The Fest
  4. 1.10.2020
    San Diego, CA
    Music Box
  5. 1.11.2020
    Las Vegas, NV
    Hard Rock

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Had a nice chat with Danielle about our career so far. Check it out! https://t.co/0uvJGB5Nog

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Joyce Manor

Joyce Manor

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HOT GIG ALERT🚨 We were so excited about our shows with @osoosoband and @peach_kelli_pop that we decided to add one… https://t.co/TADatDqb0b

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We’re playing HOME SICK 3! More bands to be announced, tickets on sale tomorrow at noon!! https://t.co/fzzS7B7Z8s

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HOT GIG ALERT🚨 We were so excited about our shows with @osoosoband and @peach_kelli_pop that we decided to add one… https://t.co/TADatDqb0b

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@joycemanor

Winnipeg- due to bad weather and a van issue, we are unable to make the show tonight with @descendents and… https://t.co/P3y1xfiCWn

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@joycemanor

Stoked to be included on this list! There was a time when the idea of JM being reviewed on this website was delusio… https://t.co/EhFbg6jq5r

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@joycemanor

I talk to Kerrang! about Torrance and Nintendo. Check it out. https://t.co/hkOLvJHDtn

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@joycemanor

We’re playing HOME SICK 3! More bands to be announced, tickets on sale tomorrow at noon!! https://t.co/fzzS7B7Z8s

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@joycemanor

Hey everyone, please enjoy this picture of a picture of Barry and me in the back of the van, circa 2013. I don’t kn… https://t.co/XMTiRiP2Q4

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@joycemanor

Had a nice chat with Danielle about our career so far. Check it out! https://t.co/0uvJGB5Nog

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@joycemanor

So fun visiting AP! they let us take some old issues from the early 2000’s which we had too much fun reading in the… https://t.co/IBHFpj3L9k

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@joycemanor

Yo BLINK 183 (blink 182 cover band with my friends) is playin this stacked show! See ya there!… https://t.co/syQ71TrW9j

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