Joyce Manor are back with a new album, entitled Million Dollars To Kill Me. Frontman Barry Johnson along with co-founding guitarist Chase Knobbe, new drummer Pat Ware (“Awesome new drummer” adds Johnson) — and longtime bassist Matt Ebert, wrote enough songs to fill a full-length, and then worked to get songs lifted from emails between Johnson and one of his musical hero Impossibles’ guitarist / vocalist Rory Phillips, with whom he had been co-writing long distance, to match the ones written at full volume. (“Bedroom charm versus live rock band” Johnson explains). Their next step was a new step: their rst time recording outside their L.A. hometown, at Converge’s Kurt Ballou’s God City studio in Salem, Massachusetts. They recorded daily 10-to-6 and then slept right upstairs in bunk beds: “Kinda felt like camp,” says Johnson. “It was a pleasure - I would recommend it to anyone.” If 2016’s Cody was about growing up, then Kill Me is about what happens next - the reckonings with love, money, doubt and confusion, and the hope that persists despite it all. For fans of Fidlar, Weezer, Sorority Noise and Descendents.