Mt. Joy / Announce New Album 'Rearrange Us' + Release Two New Tracks
Mt. Joy have announced details of a new album ‘Rearrange Us’. Set for release on 5th June, the album is their second for Dualtone Records (an Entertainment One Company) and their first working with producer Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists, Modest Mouse) at Flora Recording & Playback in Portland, Oregon.
Coinciding with the announcement of this new album, the band have released two singles from the record, 'Strangers' & 'Let Loose'. Both tracks are avavilble to stream now and Mt. Joy will perform ‘Strangers’ on ‘Late Night with Seth Myers’ in the US later this week.
Stream / Share ‘Strangers' & 'Let Loose’ HERE.
Mt. Joy are currently deep into an extensive North American touring plot, playing arenas with The Lumineers through until mid March with more of their own headline dates to be announced shortly. They are already set for a busy festival season with planned appearances at Bonnaroo, Hangout Music Festival, and more. Full upcoming tour dates below and stay tuned for UK tour news to also be announced shortly.
An album about finding ways to work past one’s emotional and mental struggles with intentionality, ‘Rearrange Us’ showcases this young band’s growing ambition and sonic experimentation. ‘My Vibe, Your Vibe’ blends psychedelic affirmations with a rootsy stomp and a swirl of synthesizers, while ‘Come With Me’ goes from a decayed choral elegy to a breezy, Allen Toussaint-indebted barn-burner — a battle cry for pushing yourself to have a good time amid new company. ‘Have Faith’, a southern gospel-influenced duet with singer Liz Vice, exemplifies the band’s newfound range and front-man Matt Quinn’s emergent songwriting prowess. The resulting album is a triumph of spirit and self-knowledge: Matt Quinn’s songwriting is at once more painterly and less precise, like perfectly rendered vignettes from a largely disjointed memory of a dream.
Speaking about working with producer Ticket Martine, Quinn himself shares: “Tucker Martine’s such a wizard with sound, and he’s got an incredible ear for song structure. We knew we were getting somewhere when we’d finish a take and he’d say ‘I felt things.’ It was a good barometer that we were on track and creating something that felt meaningful.”
At first a vehicle for singer / songwriter Matt Quinn’s bedroom recordings, Mt. Joy’s swift rise is the stuff of childhood daydreams. The unexpected streaming success of debut single ‘Astrovan’ thrust the band — Quinn, guitarist Sam Cooper, bassist Michael Byrnes, drummer Sotiris Eliopoulos, and keyboardist Jackie Miclau — into the itinerant musician’s lifestyle: performances at big name festivals like Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, press coverage from Rolling Stone (who deemed them “your new folk-rock heroes”), and dates touring with the likes of The Shins, Whitney, The Head and The Heart, and Neko Case.
They signed with Dualtone Records, and their self-titled debut album Mt. Joy was “a major breakthrough” (Billboard), earning the band over 2 million monthly Spotify listeners. Single ‘Silver Lining’ hit #1 on the AAA Radio Charts, with ‘Jenny Jenkins’ following it up by reaching #5. New fans — earned ear-by-ear with every tour stop, festival set, early morning radio session, and moment of internet discovery — were singing along at sold out club dates.