Joyce Manor Tickets
Joyce Manor Tour
Joyce Manor's latest tour will be hitting some of the most iconic venues in Texas and California, including the Black Cat in Washington, DC, the Fillmore in San Francisco, and the Majestic Theatre in Detroit. They will be blowing the roof off of the house for each and every performance. Whether they are playing in the biggest arenas or the most intimate theaters, make sure that you catch these up-and-coming emo pop-punkers live for what will be one of the most memorable musical experiences of your life. Get your tickets today!
About Joyce Manor
The Torrance, California-based band Joyce Manor were founded late in 2008. They were formed as the pop-punk acoustic duo of vocalist and guitarist Barry Johnson and guitarist Chase Knobbe. This formation did not last long, however, and the pair ultimately expanded with a revolving lineup of friends until the roster at last settled the following year with the additions of drummer Kurt Walcher and bassist and vocalist Matt Ebert. With Summer Vacation, fellow Californians, Joyce Manor issued a split 7" in the autumn of 2010 through Muy Autentico Records. Also that year, their five-track demo Constant Headache appeared as well. It wasn't hard to discern the influence of Jawbreaker in the band's material, and Joyce Manor cited other inspirations such as Guided by Voices and early Weezer. Tunes rarely exceeded two minutes, and the band's accessible yet raw sound helped to grow their renown in the punk scene. Soon, 6131 Records took notice thanks to Touché Amoré, who were friends with Joyce Manor and passed their songs on to the label. Upon seeing the group live, the label was completely hooked, and in mid-2010, Joyce Manor became an official member of the 6131 family. Their inclusion marked somewhat of a departure for the label, who primarily represented hardcore acts. Joyce Manor's full-length eponymous debut would arrive in 2011 to a wealth of praise from fans and critics, and it earned the band a spot on many best-of lists by year's end. A split recording with Big Kids of Oakland followed, as did a heavy nationwide touring schedule. Joyce Manor relocated to Asian Man Records for their subsequent release, Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired, which arrived in April of 2012. This release boasted an efficient nine tracks in just over thirteen minutes. When it was time to record their next album, Joyce Manor – with the blessing of Asian Man Records – moved to Epitaph Records to enter a real studio. The twenty-minute, ten-song release, Never Hungover Again, featured production from Joe Reinhart and mixing by Tony Hoffer (Belle and Sebastian, Beck). It was released in the summer of 2014.
Never Hungover Again, Joyce Manor's 2014 album, was a first in many ways: their first record to crack the charts, their first for Epitaph, and their first to be recorded in a proper studio. It was mixed by Tony Hoffer, indentured indie rocker who has worked with Beck and Belle and Sebastian, to name just two. These sort of facts might intimidate members of the California emo revivalist scene, since they don't exactly match the decidedly D.I.Y., lo-fi style the band adopted for its first two releases (Joyce Manor in 2010 and Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired in 2012). The cautious fan base, however, has no cause for alarm because Never Hungover Again is hardly a commercially-fueled sellout nor any dilution of their pop-punk hearts-on-sleeves-and-in-throats approach at all. It is still short (clocking in at 20 minutes), bleedingly emotional, and intense – just like the albums they've made before. Now, their sound is only more powerful and focused. Most noticeably, the lo-fi breaks that sapped the strength of Of All Things are gone, and all the tracks here boast soaring refrains and a hard-headed energy that occasionally borders on breathlessness. The guitars of Barry Johnson and Chase Knobbe spiral and crunch with considerably more weight on this effort. Johnson's piteous singing comes more to the fore, Kurt Walcher's drumming has more impact, and Matt Ebert's bass playing and overall sound would do Matt Sharp proud – the latter reference is a must, considering that Weezer (as well as Jawbreaker) are a touchstone for this band. Although it's true that Joyce Manor may not have come together without either of these two forerunners and a ream of other '90s emo kids as well, they deliver the style with so much passion that they completely own the sound. The slow-burning emotion of "Schley", the ferocious fire-starter "Heart Tattoo", the almost-Smiths jangling of the charming outro "Heated Swimming Pool", the earnest pain of "Christmas Card" – these tracks all seem familiar, but they also seem supercharged, bursting with fresh energy and unadorned raw feels that ensure their diary-honest lyrics will connect with everyone who's ever had a broken heart. Joyce Manor make these 20 minutes seem much more epic than the running time suggests, and Never Hungover Again winds up being the sort of album that sounds like an instant classic. A play next to Bivouac, Bleed American, or Pinkerton shows no dearth of quality.
Lee Hartney was the one to come up with the name of "Joyce Manor", which he took from the name of an apartment complex near Barry Johnson's house.
The Joyce Manor Concert Experience
Full of all of the classic emo and pop-punk hallmarks, from earnest and self-reflective vocals to soaring guitar work, the Joyce Manor concert experience is one of the highlights of the California emo revival. With the genre having first peaked in the '90s, quality emo has been sadly lacking from our musical vocabulary for a good 15 years. Fortunately, bands like Joyce Manor have taken it upon themselves to conjure the spirit of Weezer and Jawbreaker, reinventing these classic sounds to something fresh and completely their own. Considered to be one of the most exciting up-and-coming emo/pop-punk outfits today, Joyce Manor have developed an unmissable concert experience. Don't pass up your chance to see the one and only Joyce Manor live and in the flesh – start planning your Joyce Manor concert experience today!
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