New Release & Tour: Mt. Joy – Rearrange Us / Strangers / Let Loose

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 and their first working with producer Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists, Modest Mouse) at Flora Recording & Playback in 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 hear below…

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.”

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…

Feb 26 – Buffalo, NY *
Feb 28 – Washington DC *
Feb 29 – Uncasville, CT *
Mar 3 – Toronto, ON *
Mar 4 – Toronto, ON *
Mar 6 – Montreal, QC *
Mar 7 – Ottawa, CA *
Mar 10 – Louisville, KY *
Mar 11 – Milwaukee, WI *
Mar 13 — St. Paul, MN *
Mar 14 – Omaha, NE *
Mar 15 – Oklahoma City, OK *
May 2 – Shabang Festival
May 15-17 – Hangout Music Festival
May 19 – Tampa, FL
May 21 – Revolution Live
May 22 – Lake Buena Vista, FL
Jun 11 – Isle Of Palms, SC
Jun 12 – Wilmington, NC
Jun 13 – Bonnaroo
Jul 10-12 – Levitate Festival
Jul 11 – Green River Festival
Jul 13 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre ^
Jul 14 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre ^
Aug 2 – Hinterland Music Festival

* = with The Lumineers
^ = with Rainbow Kitten


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