MT. JOY ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM REARRANGE US OUT JUNE 5 ON DUALTONE RECORDS
ON TOUR NOW WITH THE LUMINEERS WITH CANADIAN STOPS IN TORONTO, MONTREAL AND OTTAWA
TORONTO, ON – February 19, 2020 – Today, Mt. Joy, announce Rearrange Us, their second album for Dualtone Records and their first working with producer, Tucker Martine, (My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists, Modest Mouse) at Flora Recording & Playback in Portland, Oregon. Mt. Joy will perform lead single Strangers on Late Night with Seth Meyers on February 27. Listen to new songs Strangers and Let Loose today.
Mt. Joy are currently touring arenas with The Lumineers through March 14 with four upcoming Canadian stops during the beginning of the month, including two back to back shows in in Toronto before heading to Montreal and Ottawa. Spring headlining dates are expected to be announced shortly, and the band is already slated for a busy festival season, with planned appearances at Bonnaroo, Hangout Music Festival, and more. Full tour dates can be found below, with more information here.
An album about finding ways to work past one’s emotional and mental struggles with intentionality, Rearrange Us showcases the 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. And Have Faith, a southern gospel-influenced duet with singer Liz Vice, exemplifies the band’s newfound range and 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.
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 notices in Rolling Stone (who deemed them “your new folk-rock heroes”), and dates touring with the likes of Whitney, The Lumineers, and The Head and The Heart to name a few.
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.
Keep an eye out for more news from Mt. Joy soon.
REARRANGE US TRACK LIST:
1. Bug Eyes
2. Rearrange Us
3. Have Faith
4. My Vibe Your Vibe
5. Let Loose
6. Every Holiday
7. Come With Me
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
February 19 — Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena*
February 21 — Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena*
February 22 — Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena*
February 25 — Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena*
February 26 — Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center*
February 28 — Washington DC @ Capital One Arena*
February 29 — Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena*
March 3 — Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena*
March 4 — Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena*
March 6 — Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre*
March 7 — Ottawa, CA @ Canadian Tire Centre*
March 10 — Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center*
March 11 — Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum*
March 13 — St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center*
March 14 — Omaha, NE @ Century Link Center Omaha*
March 15 — Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theatre*
May 2 — San Luis Obispo, CA @ Shabang Festival
May 15-17 — Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
May 19 — Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
May 21 — Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
May 22 — Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues Orlando
June 11 — Isle Of Palms, SC @ Windjammer
June 12 — Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
June 13 — Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
July 10-12 — Marshfield, MA @ Levitate Festival
July 11 — Greenfield, MA @ Green River Festival
July 13 — Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre^
July 14 — Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre^
August 2 — Saint Charles, IA @ Hinterland Music Festival
* = with The Lumineers
^ = with Rainbow Kitten Surprise
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