Pop-punk trio Joyce Manor release new single, “Don’t Try”

LA pop-punk trio Joyce Manor shared their new single “Don’t Try” today. This is the band’s second offer since the announcement of the next album. ’40 Ounces in Fresno’ where they dropped the energetic lead “Gotta Let It Go”. Accompanying precise lyricism and a raw, honest vocal delivery, drummer Tony Thaxton (Motion City Soundtrack) incorporates inventive drum patterns into the verses of “Don’t Try” that contrast perfectly with the punchy hook.


Originally planning to take a little break from music, Joyce Manor presented his latest project 40 oz in Fresno to life thanks to singer/guitarist Barry Johnson’s desire to continue writing during quarantine. Produced by Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Tokyo Police Club, Joyce Manor’s’Cody‘,) mixed by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Phoenix) with Tony Thaxton of Motion City Soundtrack on drums, a sense of liberation is at the heart of this project. It’s oddly appropriate that the title was taken from a self-correcting text message on Sublime. These types of happy accidents are everywhere 40 oz. In Fresno and worth the subsequent sound hangover.

Since forming in 2008, the pop-punk band have proven time and time again that they capture listeners’ attention with their catchy yet thought-provoking lyrics and high-energy live performances. Although they have an established sound that reflects the energetic, gritty nature of the band that fans have come to expect, they push the boundaries by experimenting throughout the recording process.

40 oz. To the list of Fresno tracks

  1. Memory
  2. NBTSA
  3. reason to believe
  4. You are no longer famous
  5. don’t try
  6. I have to let go
  7. Dance with Me
  8. did you ever know
  9. secret sisters

Joyce Manor Spring Tour Dates – Tickets Available HERE

5/03 – Dallas, TX – The Deep Ellum Plant

5/04 – San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center

5/06 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater

5/07 – Los Angeles, CA – Sanctuary

5/08 – San Francisco, CA – The Field of War

5/10 – Portland, OR – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom

5/11 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo

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