Today, Joyce Manor premiere the video for “Last You Heard of Me,” a track appearing on their highly anticipated fourth album Cody (out this Friday).
Directed by Christopher Good (who’s also worked with Okkervil River and Perfume Genius), “Last You Heard of Me” finds the California-based band performing at an ill-fated dinner party complete with roller-skating maids, fire-eaters, dancing skeletons, and a murderous house guest.
On “Last You Heard of Me,” Joyce Manor vocalist/guitarist Barry Johnson, guitarist Chase Knobbe, drummer Jeff Enzor, and bassist Matt Ebert deliver what Spin has praised as a “deeply satisfying bit of pop-punk.” Stereogum hails the track as a “slow-building jam with rhythmic guitar strums and thick, fuzzy layers,” noting that “Joyce Manor have a way of communicating some devastating sentiments with a subtlety that makes for sneaky potency.”
The follow-up to Joyce Manor’s critically lauded 2014 Epitaph debut Never Hungover Again, Cody was produced by Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Guided by Voices, Kurt Vile). In making Cody, Joyce Manor explored more inventive arrangements and emotionally raw songwriting than ever before, ultimately creating their most powerful but intensely vulnerable album yet.
Tonight, Joyce Manor embarks on a headlining tour of the U.S., with The Hotelier and Crying as support.
JOYCE MANOR TOUR DATES
Oct 05 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
Oct 07 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
Oct 09 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Oct 10 Missoula, MT – The Badlander
Oct 11 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby
Oct 12 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
Oct 14 Burnsville, MN – Garage
Oct 15 Chicago, IL – Metro
Oct 16 Detroit, MI – El Club
Oct 18 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Oct 19 Boston, MA – Sinclair
Oct 20 Boston, MA – Sinclair
Oct 21 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
Oct 22 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
Oct 23 Baltimore, MD – Otto Bar
Oct 24 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex
Oct 25 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Oct 27 St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
Oct 28 Lawrence, KS – Granada
Oct 29 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective