Joyce Manor Announce New Album 'Million Dollars To Kill Me'

Joyce Manor Announce New Album 'Million Dollars To Kill Me'

On September 21, Joyce Manor will release their fifth full-length effort, Million Dollars to Kill Me. The album follows 2016’s critically lauded release Cody.

Today, Joyce Manor have shared a lyric video for the title track from Million Dollars to Kill Me. With its Britpop-esque hooks and driving guitar riffs, “Million Dollars to Kill Me” centers on Joyce Manor’s understated-yet-poignant lyrics (e.g., “Nobody tells you it hurts to be loved”).

Check out “Million Dollars to Kill Me” by Joyce Manor here:

Produced by Converge’s Kurt Ballou, Million Dollars to Kill Me came to life at Ballou’s own GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts. During the recording process, Joyce Manor guitarist/vocalist Barry Johnson, guitarist Chase Knobbe, bassist Matt Ebert, and new drummer Pat Ware slept right upstairs in bunk beds. “Kinda felt like camp,” Johnson notes. Additionally, Million Dollars to Kill Me was mixed by Andrew Scheps (Weezer, AFI, Green Day).

While Cody focused on growing up, Million Dollars to Kill Me looks at what happens next: reckonings with love, money, doubt, confusion, and the hope that persists despite it all. Throughout the album, Joyce Manor augment that tension with their layered guitar work: Knobbe’s uncommon ability to make songs sound sadder and tougher at the same time, Johnson’s flair for mixing minor and major chords to invoke a precise kind of overpowering melancholy.

Also today, Joyce Manor announce a 22 date headline tour, beginning October 9 in Woodstock, NY and The Colony and going throughout November 3 in San Francisco, CA at The Fillmore. On January 19, Joyce Manor will headline The Hollywood Palladium in the band's hometown, Los Angeles, CA.Tickets go on sale Friday, July 20 at 10am local time.

Co-founded by Johnson and Knobbe in L.A.’s South Bay, Joyce Manor released their self-titled first album in 2011. The band made their Epitaph Records debut with Never Hungover Again, a 2014 effort that Pitchfork hailed as “their most ambitious and diverse album, as weird as it is instantly enjoyable.”


  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. Wildflowers


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