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Based out of Torrance, California, Joyce Manor got its start in late 2008, conceived as the acoustic pop-punk duo of Barry Johnson (vocals, guitar) and Chase Knobbe (guitar). That idea didn't last long, however, and the band ultimately expanded, with friends coming and going until the lineup settled down a year later with the addition of Kurt Walcher (drums) and Matt Ebert (bass, vocals). Joyce Manor released a split 7" with fellow Californians Summer Vacation in the fall of 2010 via Muy Autentico Records; that same year the five-song Constant Headache demo surfaced as well. It was easy to hear the influence of Jawbreaker in Joyce Manor's music, and the group claimed other influences like early Weezer and Guided by Voices. Songs rarely went past the two-minute mark and their raw yet accessible nature helped to build their name among punk fans. 6131 Records soon took notice thanks to the band's friends in Touché Amoré, who passed their music along to the label. It then only took seeing the group live to get them totally hooked, and in the summer of 2010, Joyce Manor -- representing a departure for the primarily hardcore label -- became an official part of the 6131 family. Their self-titled, full-length debut was released in 2011 to a host of critical and fan praise, and it landed the band on many year-end best-of lists. A split with Oakland's Big Kids followed, as did a bunch of nationwide touring. Joyce Manor moved over to Asian Man Records for their next album; Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired appeared in April 2012, boasting an efficient nine songs in just over 13 minutes. When it came time to do the next album, the band -- with Asian Man's blessing -- jumped to Epitaph Records. The ten-song, 20-minute album, Never Hungover Again, was produced by Joe Reinhart, mixed by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Belle and Sebastian) and saw release in summer of 2014. After a long stretch of touring, during which their demands for stage diving free shows alienated some fans but drew raves from others, the band began work on another record. First, they replaced Walcher with new drummer Jeff Enzor, then they hooked up with producer Rob Schnapf, who had worked with artists like Elliott Smith, Guided by Voices, and Rancid. Schnapf taught Johnson the tricks of stretching one-minute songs into three-minute songs, and introduced the band to a real recording studio for the first time. The resulting album, 2016's Cody, was their most professional-sounding effort yet and featured guest vocals from singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers and Fun.'s Nate Ruess. ~ Corey Apar
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Joyce Manor

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    Popularity
  2.   Call Out (Laundry)
  3.   Last You Heard of Me
  4.   Make Me Dumb
  5.   Fake I.D.
  6.   Schley
  7.   Heart Tattoo
  8.   DFHP?
  9.   Over Before It Began
  10.   Beach Community
  11.   Tame
  12.   Victoria
  13.   These Kind of Ice Skates
  14.   Bride of Usher
  15.   Eighteen
  16.   Ashtray Petting Zoo
  17.   This Song Is a Mess But So Am I
  18.   Stairs
  19.   Bride
  20.   In the Army Now
  21.   Christmas Card
  22.   Video Killed the Radio Star
  23.   Chumped
  24.   Derailed
  25.   If I Needed You There
  26.   Violent Inside
  27.   Orange Julius
  28.   Famous Friend
  29.   21st Dead Rats
  30.   Catalina Fight Song
  31.   Drainage
  32.   My Elise
  33.   Holiday Heart
  34.   Midnight Service At The Mutter Museum
  35.   New In This Light
  36.   Constant Headache
  37.   Constant Nothing
  38.   The Jerk
  39.   5 Beer Plan
  40.   See How Tame I Can Be?
  41.   Angel in the Snow
  42.   Falling in Love Again
  43.   I'm Always Tired
  44.   Heated Swimming Pool
  45.   Done Right Discount Flooring
  46.   Comfortable Clothes
  47.   End of the Summer
  48.   Do You Really Want to Not Get Better?
  49.   Leather Jacket
  50.   Reversing Machine

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