Joyce Manor Share “Gotta Let It Go” & Announce New Album & European Tour

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Today, Joyce Manor have officially announced that their sixth studio album, 40 oz. To Fresno, will be released on the 10th June via Epitaph Records. They have also shared Gotta Let It Go, the first single from their upcoming full length that is now available via streaming platforms. Pairing sentimental lyrics with an aggressive bridge, the track emphasizes the “punk” in pop-punk and is the perfect re-introduction to the band. 

Originally planning to take a small break from music, Joyce Manor brought their latest project, 40 oz to Fresno, to life thanks to singer & guitarist Barry Johnson’s desire to keep writing during quarantine. A sense of liberation lies at the core of this project and it’s strangely fitting that the title was taken from an auto-corrected text message about Sublime. Those types of happy accidents are all over 40 oz. To Fresno and are worth the subsequent sonic hangover. The album also features Tony Thaxton (Motion City Soundtrack) on drums and Joyce Manor have confirmed they will be touring in Europe with The Menzingers in October. 

Since forming in 2008, the pop-punk group has proved time and time again that they capture listeners’ attention through their catchy yet thought provoking lyrics, and high energy shows. Although they have an established sound that reflects the energetic and gritty nature of the band which fans have come to expect, they push the limits by experimenting throughout the recording process. Vocalist Barry Johnson summarizes, “This album makes me think of our early tours, drinking a 40 in the van on a night drive blasting Guided By Voices and smoking cigarettes the whole way to Fresno.”

You can stream Gotta Let It Go and pre-order 40 oz. To Fresno here