thread of the best band ever which is joyce manor

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may they never put out an album longer than 30 minutes.

they have a new record out in september called million dollars to kill me!!!! but also they've always been great, cf.:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvIGgN-McsY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny0BJfwXEcc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fenyfqlHfbQ

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 16:10 (four months ago) Permalink

unified theory of ilx threads i've started: that's frances from hop along on the cover of never hungover again

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 16:12 (four months ago) Permalink

i am listening to Never Hungover Again and yes this is the best band ever, still a shame they didn't land on the emo poll

devvvine, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 16:20 (four months ago) Permalink

best hook writer in rock since Rose Melberg imo

devvvine, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 16:23 (four months ago) Permalink

bold but true

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 16:24 (four months ago) Permalink

Insanely good band, I want to do a kickstarter where I give a burnt CD-R of the first four albums (yes they fit on one CD!!) to every teenager in america

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 July 2018 17:01 (four months ago) Permalink

the main thing for me is how effortless they sound packing in those hooks, even though even the slightest bit of critical listening reveals that there's a ton of craft in there

POX:

call out
leather jacket
bride of usher
falling in love again
victoria
the jerk
heated swimming pool
angel in the snow
reversing machine
stairs

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 July 2018 17:11 (four months ago) Permalink

beach community
catalina fight club
eighteen
last you heard of me
derailed
heated swimming pool
comfortable clothes
constant headache
victoria
orange julius

devvvine, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 17:18 (four months ago) Permalink

the new album is produced by Kurt Ballou for some reason?!

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 July 2018 17:19 (four months ago) Permalink

i was JUST coming here to mention that

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 18:40 (four months ago) Permalink

fucking fantastic

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 18:40 (four months ago) Permalink

idk if i can do a pox but the best two songs by this band are "schley" and "last you heard of me" imo

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 18:44 (four months ago) Permalink

ok fine

schley
last you heard of me
catalina fight song
constant headache
victoria
comfortable clothes
angel in the snow
beach community
christmas card
derailed

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 20:13 (four months ago) Permalink

oh i see i'm the same person as devvvine

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 18 July 2018 20:13 (four months ago) Permalink

think beach community is my favourite 100 seconds of music

devvvine, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 20:25 (four months ago) Permalink

thank you all for calling attention to this band, was at a loose end tonight so gave Never Hungover Again a spin. and then another. and then another. even on the fourth listen i keep getting 30 secs into every song like "pshaww where are these so-called "hooks" at ive been gulled" and then before i know it i'm flat on my back with a big giddy grin on my face. this is exactly what i wanted to hear tonight and id never have known

Windsor Davies, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 21:08 (four months ago) Permalink

Thread of the best band ever which is joyce meyer

tsrobodo, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 21:18 (four months ago) Permalink

whoops

tsrobodo, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 21:19 (four months ago) Permalink

Never Hungover Again is about as perfect as pop-rock music gets.

alpine static, Thursday, 19 July 2018 05:35 (four months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMns-abKjWw

devvvine, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 17:36 (four months ago) Permalink

hmmmm

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 17:44 (four months ago) Permalink

It's pretty but I fear they may have streamlined a touch too much

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 17:47 (four months ago) Permalink

This is my new favorite band

flopson, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 18:33 (four months ago) Permalink

It's pretty but I fear they may have streamlined a touch too much

― wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Wednesday, August 15, 2018 10:47 AM (six days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i was worried about this initially but now i think: it's a jam

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 21 August 2018 15:21 (three months ago) Permalink

big interview in Stereogum

To those familiar with Joyce Manor, any acknowledgment of super rock ‘n’ roll behavior does not constitute an endorsement. In fact, their biggest controversy to date occurred in 2014 when Johnson admonished a Florida crowd for stage diving; some Joyce Manor fans did not take kindly to being asked to not wild the fuck out at a Joyce Manor show. Even if the album cover for Million Dollars To Kill Me features the band in an at least somewhat rock ‘n’ roll formation — all black background, bottle of champagne in hand — “It’s not sketchy, a bunch of scary-looking shoegaze guys,” guitarist Chase Knobbe notes.
It recalls a similar mindset behind the cover of Joyce Manor’s 2014 stand-out release Never Hungover Again, which featured Ebert in a friendly embrace with Hop Along’s Frances Quinlan. (As Johnson described it when I interviewed the band in 2014: “It looks like two people partying, but there’s nothing dangerous or sexy about it.”) Joyce Manor admit to serious Weezer idolatry and they’ve internalized one of Rivers Cuomo’s most powerful songwriting tools — when a “pencil-necked geek” is making heartbroken pop about girls and loneliness, they’re also grieving their metal-god dreams that never stood a chance.

In fact, while Million Dollars To Kill Me sounds like the name of a lost Motörhead album, it’s the result of Joyce Manor actually being too wimpy to stick to their dorkiest impulses. This has happened numerous times in the past. For a while, their fourth LP was going to called Dear Nora Jonestown Massacre (“I liked that one for two days”) but they settled on Cody. Other candidates included Born Again In The USA, Self Titled II, and one that completely replicates the essence of Joyce Manor by presenting like total SoCal pop-punk when it’s actually a Teenage Fanclub homage: Songs From Northern Torrance.

https://www.stereogum.com/featured/joyce-manor-million-dollars-to-kill-me-interview/

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Tuesday, 21 August 2018 17:14 (three months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

man, "big lie"

think these guys outdid themselves again

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 19:26 (three months ago) Permalink

promo stream?

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 19:35 (three months ago) Permalink

it's only by some kinda weird luck that i'm listening to it rn lol

the title track sounds amazing in context! i wasn't convinced by it before

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 20:58 (three months ago) Permalink

"friends we met online" is the new best joyce manor song

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 21:01 (three months ago) Permalink

listening now, pretty great so far

devvvine, Tuesday, 4 September 2018 22:13 (three months ago) Permalink

"girls can be kind of controlling" / i wanna be controlled, i think it'd be alright

devvvine, Tuesday, 4 September 2018 22:13 (three months ago) Permalink

omg, dying at them going kinda sarah records on wildflowers

devvvine, Tuesday, 4 September 2018 22:33 (three months ago) Permalink

ok, listening now. wooooo still the best band though I will never not be mad when their albums end

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 22:52 (three months ago) Permalink

so weird that Kurt Ballou ended up producing their gentlest, most colorful album

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 22:59 (three months ago) Permalink

unexpectedly almost two minutes shorter than cody

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 23:43 (three months ago) Permalink

christ the first side of this record is outstanding

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 12:16 (three months ago) Permalink

"Silly Games" is such a weird little song

I'm ready for the next album pls

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 13:56 (three months ago) Permalink

"Friends We Met Online" is ILX's new official theme song

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 13:59 (three months ago) Permalink

lol

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 15:53 (three months ago) Permalink

that song really reminds me of early goo goo dolls (in a way that, say, beach slang approached but never got to)

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 15:54 (three months ago) Permalink

don't you ever feel lonely
baby i've been lonely my whole life

princess of hell (BradNelson), Friday, 7 September 2018 15:43 (three months ago) Permalink

"big lie" song of the year

princess of hell (BradNelson), Friday, 7 September 2018 15:44 (three months ago) Permalink

dude brad i am not trusting you when you say a band is the best ever. pshaw.

dig me out requiem (Ross), Friday, 7 September 2018 16:06 (three months ago) Permalink

more joyce manor for me then

princess of hell (BradNelson), Friday, 21 September 2018 13:41 (two months ago) Permalink

also does everyone agree with me now that this is their best album

princess of hell (BradNelson), Friday, 21 September 2018 13:41 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYcSezXsXKw

princess of hell (BradNelson), Friday, 21 September 2018 13:47 (two months ago) Permalink

If the second half were as good as the first I would agree, but I do think it falls off a teensy bit. Still great but I think Cody and Hungover are still tops for me

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Friday, 21 September 2018 13:50 (two months ago) Permalink

ok but: the second half is better than the first

princess of hell (BradNelson), Friday, 21 September 2018 13:55 (two months ago) Permalink

hmmmmmmmm

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Friday, 21 September 2018 13:56 (two months ago) Permalink

i interviewed barry yesterday and we spent a lot of time talking about "wildflowers" it was great

princess of hell (BradNelson), Friday, 21 September 2018 13:58 (two months ago) Permalink

pls link that when it goes up!

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Friday, 21 September 2018 14:01 (two months ago) Permalink

this band rules so much. i love how even within the niche they're carving for themselves, they're still making interesting songwriting decisions/calculated risks

be the cowboy dan, Friday, 21 September 2018 22:37 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

BIG LIE

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Monday, 8 October 2018 21:00 (two months ago) Permalink

a perfect (vocal) hookless song.

I never noticed the way she had it out for me
I should suppose it's like that for everyone?
So understated, we're never friendly anyhow
Just tell me what you want me to do

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Monday, 8 October 2018 21:04 (two months ago) Permalink

if you are aimless, i'll be what you are aiming for
if you get anxious, i'll put on law & order for you

princess of hell (BradNelson), Monday, 8 October 2018 21:06 (two months ago) Permalink

SO OVERSTATED... WE'RE NEVER IN THE MOMENT NOW
until we're WASHED away child............

until we're WASHED away child....
until we're WASHED away child....
...........
until we're WASHED away child........
until we're WASHED away child........

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Monday, 8 October 2018 21:11 (two months ago) Permalink

otm

princess of hell (BradNelson), Monday, 8 October 2018 21:12 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

ahhhh you did a great job! Barry seems like such a sweet, smart fellow.

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 20:30 (one month ago) Permalink

god I would love to hear the Joyce Manor discards/alternates vault (all like 30 minutes of it or whatever). iirc they recorded a long Smiths medley for Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired but I can't back that up at the moment

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 20:44 (one month ago) Permalink

i saw these dudes the other night ... hard to imagine a tighter rock band/show.

also, barry has to be the smile-iest frontman going, right?

alpine static, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 15:15 (one month ago) Permalink


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