by Andrew Sacher

Joyce Manor

LA rockers Joyce Manor are about to kick off a short southwest tour which comes to TX for four shows surrounding Chaos in Tejas. Those shows include Rubber Gloves in Denton (5/30) and the previously discussed Chaos in Tejas show at Beauty Ballroom on June 1 with No Age, Ceremony, The Young and Gun Outfit (tickets). Screaming Females were supposed to play that show too but unfortunately had to cancel. They'll follow that with another Chaos in Tejas show at Scoot Inn on June 2 with Touche Amore, Japanther, Creem, Post Teens, and Hounds of Hate. Tickets for that show are on sale now. That show is the first on a three-date run with Touche Amore, which also includes a Lubbock, TX show at Jake's on June 5.

The band released their second LP and first for Asian Man Records, Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired, last month. When I first wrote about that album, I mentioned it's combined approach to both emo and indie rock. I'd also like to mention that it begs for repeated listens and despite consisting of 9 songs in only 13 minutes, each track has got a hell of a lot of individuality. In addition to their trademark pop punk blasts, we're given two raw acoustic tracks, the slow-ish jam, "See How Tame I Can Be," the punky jangle pop of "Bride of Usher," and a fun, but slightly out of place cover of "Video Killed the Radio Star." If you still haven't heard the album, stream the whole thing over at Punknews.

All dates are listed below...


Joyce Manor -- 2012 Tour Dates
May 25 Blue Star Cafe Los Angeles, CA
May 26 The Glass House Pomona, CA* w/ Hot Water Music
May 29 Trainyard Las Cruces, NM
May 30 Rubbergloves Rehearsal Denton, TX
Jun 01 Beauty Ballroom Austin, TX w/ Ceremony, No Age, The Young
Jun 02 Scoot Inn Austin, TX* w/ Creem, Post Teens
Jun 05 Jake's Lubbock, TX*
Jun 06 The Cinnabar Flagstaff, AZ*
Sep 21 Joiners Southampton, United Kingdom
Sep 22 Fighting Cocks Kingston, United Kingdom
Sep 23 Soundhouse Leicester Leicester, United Kingdom
Sep 24 Rainbow Birmingham, United Kingdom
Sep 25 Manchester Star and Garter Manchester, United Kingdom
Sep 26 King Tuts Glasgow, United Kingdom
Sep 27 The Cockpit Leeds, United Kingdom
Sep 28 Old Blue Last London, United Kingdom
Sep 29 Rock Cafe Beverwijk, Netherlands
Sep 30 JC Kavka Antwerp, Belgium
Oct 02 Crystal Berlin, Germany
Oct 03 Hafenklang Hamburg, Germany
Oct 04 MTC Cologne, Germany
Oct 05 007 Prague, Czech Republic
* - w/ Touche Amore

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