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Joyce Manor

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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Top Songs by
Joyce Manor

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

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