MUSIC NEWS: Joyce Manor Announce Surprise B-Sides & Rareties Album ‘Songs From Northern Torrance’
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Joyce Manor have announced a surprise B-sides and rarities album called Songs From Northern Torrance. The newly remastered compilation is due for digital release on 29th May 2020 and vinyl release on 18th September 2020 via Epitaph Records.
The ten-track compilation is a collection of early material, that offers a glimpse into the band’s beginnings as an acoustic two-piece. Originally recorded between 2008-2010, many of the tracks have previously existed in a live setting or on rare CD-R’s sold by the band during their early days on the road.
To celebrate, Joyce Manor have released a lyric video for House Warning Party.
“A lot of early Joyce Manor songs are actually leftovers from earlier bands, but House Warning Party was the first song I wrote specifically for Joyce Manor,” explains vocalist Barry Johnson. “I was working at the Long Beach Aquarium and the first line of the song came to me while I was perusing the vending machine on my break. They had some LifeSavers and on the packaging it said ‘five flavors’ and the opening line of the song just popped in my head. The rest of the lyrics came effortlessly and the song was fully written in about the time it takes to listen to. Listening to it ten years later it sounds young and inspired and I’m impressed at how much of a story I was able to tell in just over a minute.”
Pre-order Songs From Northern Torrance HERE.