Joyce Manor

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Joyce Manor
Joyce Manor (8109036674).jpg
Performing in October 2012
Background information
OriginTorrance, California, United States
Years active2008 (2008)–present
  • Barry Johnson
  • Matt Ebert
  • Chase Knobbe
  • Pat Ware
Past members
  • Jeff Enzor
  • Kurt Walcher
  • Mike Smith
  • CJ Mitchell
  • Justin Conway

Joyce Manor is an American rock band from Torrance, California, formed in 2008.[1][2] The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Barry Johnson, guitarist Chase Knobbe, bassist and back-up vocalist Matt Ebert, and drummer Pat Ware.[3][4]


The idea for the name "Joyce Manor" was thought of by Barry. It came from the name of an apartment building by frontman Barry Johnson's house.[2] Joyce Manor was originally a duo group consisting only of members Johnson and Knobbe, which they first thought of while drunk during a visit to Disneyland.[citation needed] Joyce Manor released a split 7" with Summer Vacation in the fall of 2010 via Muy Autentico Records.

They joined 6131 Records in 2010. Their self-titled full-length debut was released in 2011 to a host of critical and fan praise. Punknews named it their "2011 Album of the Year" and it landed the band on many year-end best-of lists.[5] Joyce Manor moved over to Asian Man Records (and Big Scary Monsters in the UK) for their next album, Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired, released in April 2012. This album contains a cover of The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star".[6]

Joyce Manor signed with Epitaph Records to release their third album Never Hungover Again, which was released on 22 July 2014.[7][8] The album was produced by Joe Reinhart[9] and it features Frances Quinlan from the band Hop Along on the cover.[10] The band received attention within the indie and punk communities for its stance against stage diving after the band interrupted several sets to call out stage divers.[11][12]

In the fall of 2014, drummer Kurt Walcher was replaced by Jeff Enzor.

In 2016 the band announced their fourth album, Cody, produced by Rob Schnapf.[13] The ten track release features the single "Fake I.D." and was released on October 7 through Epitaph.[14]

In 2018 the band announced their fifth album Million Dollars to Kill Me by releasing the title track as their first single. The album was released on 21st of September through Epitaph Records.


Studio albums[edit]


  • Demo (2009)
  • Ew Gross (2009)
  • Constant Headache (2009)
  • Joyce Manor / Summer Vacation Split EP (2010)
  • Joyce Manor / Big Kids Split EP (2012)
  • Joyce Manor / Toys That Kill Split EP (2014)
  • "100% / Joyce Manor Split


  • Collection (2012)

Music videos[edit]

  • "Drainage" / "If I Needed You There" (2012)
  • "Catalina Fight Song" (2014)
  • "The Jerk" (2014)
  • "Fake I.D." (2016)
  • "Last You Heard Of Me" (2016)
  • "Eighteen" (2016)
  • “Million Dollars to Kill Me” (2018)
  • “Think I’m Still in Love with You” (2018)
  • "Big Lie" (2019)


  1. ^ Courtien, Andrew (22 February 2013). "Meet Joyce Manor: "Scream Along" Music From South Bay". Retrieved 2013-10-12.
  2. ^ a b Miller, Shane (22 February 2013). "Joyce Manor appeals to the masses with new album and Fun Fun Fun Fest appearance". Retrieved 2013-10-12.
  3. ^ Gnerre, Sam. "Torrance's Joyce Manor plays with heart and fire on 'Never Hungover Again'". Daily Breeze. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  4. ^ Fuller, Joseph (June 9, 2015). "Meeting Joyce Manor". ZERO. Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  5. ^ "Joyce Manor, The Exquisites, The Weaks". Manic Productions. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  6. ^ Ableson, Jon (2009-08-20). "ATP! Track By Track Exclusive: Joyce Manor - 'Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired'". Alter The Press!. Retrieved 2013-10-12.
  7. ^ Gotrich, Lars. "First Listen: Joyce Manor, 'Never Hungover Again'". NPR. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  8. ^ Sharp, Tyler. "Joyce Manor sign to Epitaph Records; announce new album, 'Never Hungover Again'". Alternative Press. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  9. ^ Geffen, Sasha (23 July 2014). "(Album review) Joyce Manor – Never Hungover Again". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  10. ^ Ozzi, Dan. "Check Out a Song from Joyce Manor's New Album and Watch Them Get Their Asses Kicked". Vice. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  11. ^ Damante, Mike. "Joyce Manor and the Houston stage diver situation". Chron. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  12. ^ "Joyce Manor Defend Public Shaming Of Stage-Diver". 24 September 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  13. ^ Rettig, James (2016-08-08). "Joyce Manor – "Fake I.D."". Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  14. ^ Brodsky, Rachel (2016-08-08). "Joyce Manor Confirm New Album, 'Cody,' Share New Track 'Fake I.D.'". SPIN. Retrieved 2016-08-08.

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