Monday Jun 06, 2022

Joyce Manor: An Interview with Barry Johnson

Joyce Manor's Barry Johnson joins us on the first-ever episode of the new BrooklynVegan podcast. With their first two albums recently turning 10, Barry discusses the early 2010s emo scene that Joyce Manor got their start in (1:20) and his current relationship to their divisive sophomore album 'Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired' (11:10). He also discusses their new album '40 oz. to Fresno,' and how it was partially inspired by Barry digging through the band's vaults of old ideas and unreleased material during the pandemic (22:10), the parallels between 'Of All Things...' and the new record (25:50), the story behind how one of the new album's songs ("Secret Sisters") was actually a reworked version of another song on the album ("NBTSA") (27:15), working with producer Rob Schnapf and the parallels between Rob's work with Joyce Manor and his work with Saves The Day (30:04), and bringing in Motion City Soundtrack drummer Tony Thaxton for the new album (36:30). He talks about his relationship with ska (48:20) as well, and he tells the story of how Joyce Manor's new album was named after an auto-corrected text about Sublime (56:24).

Joyce Manor's new album '40 oz. to Fresno' officially drops June 10 via Epitaph, and you can get it on opaque pink vinyl in our shop. Joyce Manor are also touring this summer with Citizen, Prince Daddy & the Hyena, and PHONY. Dates here

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