‘My Vibe’ is the latest single from Mt. Joy. In the video, set in a dirty diner, a roller-skating waitress serves awful food to awful customers. It plays with the idea of people eating their final meal as the world outside is ending. Frontman Matt Quinn says, “The song is about letting go and living in the moment, and trying to let new people in your life if you think they can make you happy.” It’s taken from ‘Rearrange Us’, the new album out on 5th June, which has been produced by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Decemberists, Modest Mouse). Check it out.
Oh what a slick sound Mt. Joy have on their new double A side single of which ‘Strangers‘ is one A-side. Perhaps it’s because they’ve been working with producer Tucker Martin – there’s a hint of that My Morning Jacket to the new song. maybe it’s the unusually prominent keyboards from Jackie Miclau. Anyway, this is just a whistle wetter – there’ll be a new album out on the 5th of June, it’ll be called ‘Rearrange Us‘. Continue reading “Mt. Joy “Strangers” – Listen”
It was a sweaty night outside and in as London enjoyed raised temperatures and the threat of rain. The ever elegant Bush hall was a good way towards full for Mt. Joy, making a stopover appearance in London before heading to the Lollapalooza festival in Sweden. Mt. Joy are label mates with both the Felice Brothers and The Lumineers, and that’s fully appropriate as their music fits neatly into that American-Indie-Folk sub-division of Americana. But what can you do when you’re an internet sensation – less than a handful of songs attracting millions of listens before you, as a band, even have an album out and then when the album emerges it’s a big hit and straight away you’re a headlining band ? Well, if you’re Mt.Joy then you just take it in your stride. Welcomed to the stage with a great cheer – Matt Quinn’s suggestion that we should all “have some fun” – was not going to be met with any disapproval. Continue reading “Mt. Joy, Bush Hall, London, 25th June 2019”
Released in the U.S. to some nice critical acclaim earlier in the year, LA-via-Philadelphia five-piece Mt. Joy will release their self-titled, debut album physically in the UK through Dualtone/Entertainment One on 27th July. The band, who have racked up 37 million Spotify plays to date, have also just announced their first ever UK and European tour in October/November, in addition to the previously confirmed sold-out London show and a couple of festival appearances in July. Tickets for the Autumn tour on sale on Friday 29th June at 9AM at mtjoyband.com Continue reading “Happy Happy! Mt. Joy announce first ever UK/European tour”