Mt. Joy

Mt. Joy

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Formed by Philadelphia natives Matt Quinn and Sam Cooper, Mt. Joy are an affable indie folk outfit with a lightly scuffed, retro tone and a whole lot of earnest intention. Friends and musical collaborators since their high school days, several years of college and career detours parted the two friends until 2016, when they both found themselves living in Los Angeles. The reunion soon sparked a wealth of new material, which they began recording with Detroit-born producer Caleb Nelson under the banner of Mt. Joy, in a nod to their Pennsylvanian roots. Their first two singles, "Astrovan" and "Sheep," offered a laid-back mix of bluesy folk-rock grooves and road trip-worthy songwriting that immediately struck a chord with fans who streamed the tracks on Spotify several million times in their first year. Those songs, along with their easy-mannered third indie single, "Cardinal," form the heart of Mt. Joy's self-titled debut on the Dualtone label. Behind Quinn's soulful introspections and Cooper's rootsy electric riffing, the band run through a baker's dozen of amiable tunes that meld the stompy indie folk grit of the Lumineers with the cleaner pop-oriented folk of someone like Vance Joy. Throughout the set, Mt. Joy explore the anxieties, trials, and exuberance of contemporary twenty-somethingdom with big-hearted shout-outs to "the drugs, the women, the wine, the week, the love that took everything I own" on the anthemic "Silver Lining." They band also cover the bases of romantic balladry like the faux-Philly soul of "Julia" and the strummy ode to "Jenny Jenkins." Overall, Mt. Joy manage to attack each song with the requisite tools of the tonal folk-rock zeitgeist.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/02/2018
Label: Dualtone Music Group
UPC: 0803020185227
catalogNumber: 1852
Rank: 24332

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Performance Credits

Mt. Joy   Primary Artist
Mike Byrnes   Group Member
Matt Quinn   Group Member
Sam Cooper   Group Member
Andrew Butler   Synthesizer,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer
Jon Gilbert   Organ,Percussion,Background Vocals,farfisa organ
Lori Lechien   Background Vocals,Harmony
Jackie Miclau   Group Member
Sotiris Eliopoulos   Group Member

Technical Credits

Mike Byrnes   Composer
Matt Quinn   Composer
Sam Cooper   Composer
Jon Gilbert   Producer
Joey Luscinski   Graphic Design
Steven Girard   Cover Image,Inside Photo
Sotiris Eliopoulos   Composer
Caleb Nelson   Producer

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