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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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Joyce Manor

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

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