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13Mar/110

Joyce Manor – S/T – 6131 Records #027 – 2011

I'm not going to lie. I've been sitting on this review for a while. But it was for a good reason. My initial reaction went straight to fanboy. I wanted to sit with it for a while hoping to even out my reaction. It didn't work. I'm still a Joyce Manor fanboy. This LP is sticking to my record player and not leaving. Favorite song: Constant Headache, no doubt. I've been on a bit of a pop punk kick lately, and this band fits the bill. Think Title Fight, think Transit, think west coast punk rock. This has the definitive Californian vibe to it. Picture vans eras with long tube socks. I don't picture a lot of stage diving, but I bet the sing alongs can get pretty intense.

Despite being a band since 2008, these dudes are taking their first full US tour this summer, and I'm really looking forward to it.
They are coming through NY, Philly and Mass. I'm definitely hitting up the Mass gig. You won't be able to keep me away.

Go over to hellfish to pick up the lp. I promise you, it is worth it. And if you need that old merch, check Ebay. I need to snag a shirt.