Joyce Manor announce ‘Million Dollars to Kill Me’ + release title-track

Joyce Manor have announced that their highly-anticipated new album, Million Dollars to Kill Me, will be released on September 21st. It will be serve as their third album released through Epitaph Records, and the follow-up to 2016’s Cody.

Where Cody focused on growing up, Million Dollars to Kill Me shows Joyce Manor looking at what happens next: reckonings with love, confusion, money, doubt, and the hope that still persists despite all of that. The album still augments that tension with their guitar work; guitarist Chase Knobbe’s ability to make songs sound sadder and tougher all at once, and guitarist/vocalist Barry Johnson’s knack for mixing major and minor chords together to invoke a precise sound.

The new record was produced by Converge‘s Kurt Ballou, and was recorded at Ballou’s GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts. During the recording process, Joyce Manor all stayed at the upstairs of the studio, which “kinda felt like camp,” according to Johnson. Million Dollars to Kill Me was then mixed by Andrew Scheps (Weezer, Green Day, AFI).

To celebrate the announcement, the band released the title-track off the album, which can be streamed at the top of this post. The track features Britpop-esque hooks and centers on Joyce Manor’s poignant lyrics.

In case that wasn’t enough, the band also announced a headlining tour for this upcoming fall. Joyce Manor kicks off the tour on October 9th in Woodstock, New York and wraps up on November 3rd in San Francisco, California. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, July 20th at 10am local time.

You can find the title-track off of Million Dollars to Kill Me at the top of this post, and pre-order the record here ahead of it’s September 21st release. Check out the album artwork and track-listing below!

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  1. Fighting Kangaroo
  2. Think I’m Still In Love With You
  3. Big Lie
  4. I’m Not the One
  5. Million Dollars to Kill Me
  6. Silly Games
  7. Friends We Met Online
  8. Up the Punx
  9. Gone Tomorrow
  10. Wild Flowers

Upcoming North American tour dates:

Tue      9-Oct   Woodstock, NY – Colony

Wed    10-Oct Boston, MA  – Royale

Thu      11-Oct Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel (16 plus)

Fri        12-Oct Asbury Park, NJ  – Asbury Lanes   (18 plus)

Sat       13-Oct Washington, DC – Black Cat

Sun      14-Oct Philadelphia, PA –  Union Transfer

Tue      16-Oct Columbus, OH – Skully’s

Wed    17-Oct Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom

Thu      18-Oct Toronto, ON – Opera House

Fri        19-Oct Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre

Sat       20-Oct Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre

Mon    22-Oct Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon (18 plus)

Tue      23-Oct Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center

Wed    24-Oct Des Moines, IA  – Wooly’s

Fri        26-Oct Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall

Sat       27-Oct Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue

Sun      28-Oct Boise, ID –  Neurolux (21 plus)

Tue      30-Oct Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret (19 plus)

Wed    31-Oct Seattle, WA – Neptune

Thu      1-Nov   Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom

Sat       3-Nov   San Francisco, CA – Fillmore

Sat       19-Jan  Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

**10/9-10/20 w/ Vundabar, Big Eyes

**10/22-11/3 w/ Vundabar, Peach Kelli Pop

**1/19 w/ Jeff Rosenstock and special guest