It was only in 2009 when Joyce Manor burst onto the scene with ‘Demo’, their first EP, but in the seven years since then the California punk-rockers have gone on to become household names on the indie scene. Their four full-length albums have been well received, including ‘Cody‘, which they released just this October.
This latest project was the group’s first since parting ways with drummer Kurt Walcher; the skins were this time manned by the very able Jeff Enzor. But this wasn’t the only change in Cody; there was, for the first time, an acoustic track, and another that clocked in at more than four minutes. More in their DNA were songs like the introspective, yet teen-friendly, ‘Eighteen’. It is an attempt to capture the mini-crisis youths face when they realize they’re getting older. At least that’s the impression this writer got after the first listen. On the second he thought there was a bit of encouragement for such a teen to go out and find themselves. Maybe it’s a bit of both.
The song’s video is a mish-mash of footage from past gigs and of the band members hanging out. Consider it a personal invitation to join the fun-loving Joyce Manor family, if you’re not already part of it. The guys will hit the road from the second week of January, starting in their backyard. Check out their schedule and plan to watch Joyce Manor live.
Miami Based, Internationally Known