by Andrew Sacher

Joyce Manor

LA band Joyce Manor, who we just mentioned are playing Generation Records on Record Store Day, released their sophomore LP, Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired, this week (4/17) via Asian Man Records and kicked off a tour with folk punk outfit Andrew Jackson Jihad and Treasure Fleet the same day. That tour comes to NYC on Friday (4/20) at Knitting Factory for two shows. The early show is already sold out but tickets for the late show are still available, and the Saturday RSD show is free. After that tour ends, Joyce Manor will do a quick west coast run with Touche Amore before playing Chaos in Tejas. All dates are listed below.

Like we saw Cloud Nothings do earlier this year, Joyce Manor are blurring the lines between '90s emo and indie rock on both this year's Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired and their 2011 self titled debut. The band approaches Jawbreaker-like emo with an Archers of Loaf styled lo-fi delivery and production. Only two songs on the 9-song album break the two-minute mark (the whole thing is just above 13 minutes) eschewing the time-wasting embellishments that have come to accompany "emo" as the word grew more and more dreadful. Instead, we're given quick blasts of catchy, stripped down, no-frills punk, or dare I say, pop punk. Stream the new album in full at Spinner and stream the track, "Violent Inside," below. The album artwork and tracklist are also below.

Joyce Manor - "Violent Inside"

Joyce Manor - Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired
Joyce Manor

Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired Tracklist:
1. These Kinds of Ice Skates
2. Comfortable Clothes
3. See How Tame I Can Be
4. Drainage
5. Video Killed The Radio Star
6. If I Needed You There
7. Bride of Usher
8. Violent Inside
9. I'm Always Tired

Joyce Manor

Joyce Manor -- 2012 Tour Dates
April 17th- Richmond, VA @ The Camel*
April 18th- Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar*
April 19th- Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church*
April 20th- Brooklyn, NY @ The Knitting Factory* (early and late show)
APril 20th- New York, NY @ Generation Records^
April 21st- Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground*
April 22nd- Boston, MA @ TT the Bears*
April 23rd- Montreal, QC @ L'Esco*
April 24th- Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck*
April 25th- Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop*
April 26th- Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick*
April 27th- Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's*
April 28th- Nashville, TN @ The End*
April 30th- Memphis, TN @ Newby's*
May 1st- Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory*
May 2nd- Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks#
May 3rd- Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy's#
May 25th- Los Angeles, CA @ Blue Star Cafe
May 26th- Pomona, CA @ The Glass House# w/ Hot Water Music
May 30th- Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves w/ Toys That Kill
June 1st- Austin, TX (CHAOS IN TEJAS) @ Beauty Ballroom
June 2nd- Austin TX (CHAOS IN TEJAS) @ Scoot Inn
* = w/ Andrew Jackson Jihad & Treasure Fleet
^ - w/ The Paul Collins Beat, Night Birds, Supertouch
# - w/ Touche Amore

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