New Release: Mt. Joy – Silver Lining

Credit: Mac Kotas

Released in the U.S. earlier in the year, LA-via-Philadelphia five-piece Mt. Joy will release their self-titled, debut album in the UK on 27th July

The band have also confirmed their first UK shows in July, as well as album track Silver Lining, an ode to friends lost to addiction

Take a listen below…

Mt. Joy started off as a rekindling of shared musical ambitions between Philadelphia high school friends Matt Quinn (vocals, guitar) and Sam Cooper (guitar). Reunited in Los Angeles thanks to the ebbs and flows of adult life, the pair met multi-instrumentalist Michael Byrnes through a Craigslist ad. They named themselves Mt. Joy as an ode to a mountain in Valley Forge National Park near Sam’s childhood home, and together, with Byrnes’ roommate Caleb Nelson producing, they recorded three songs and sent them out into the world, hoping for the best. “I knew I still wanted to write songs, but the realities of life made that dream seem pretty impossible,” Quinn says

Mt. Joy quickly transitioned from a part-time calling into a full-fledged band rounded out by Byrnes on bass, Sotiris Eliopoulos on drums and Jackie Miclau on keyboard.
Come 2017, Mt. Joy hit the road. They played tour dates alongside the likes of The Shins, The Head and The Heart, The Lone Bellow, and Whitney, and popped up at some of the summer’s biggest festivals, including Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, Lollapalooza and Made In America. “We were put on some big shows very quickly,” Quinn says. “The growth for us has been exponential – we’ve really just become a family that’s constantly pushing each other and the live show to be great.” They eventually caught the attention of Dualtone Records and began work on their debut album with producer Jon Gilbert (The Kills)

Upcoming dates include…

July 18th – Paper Dress Vintage – London
19th – Rivertown Festival at Thekla – Bristol
20th – Larmer Tree Festival – Salisbury