Mt Joy feels like the band playing at your high school homecoming dance as new sweethearts dance in each others arms. Truth be hold, I’ve never heard of a high school actually having a live band at its homecoming … for instance, my high school featured the student council president compiling a USB drive with “Souljia Boy” on it no less than 5 times, but i’ve definitely seen it in movies. I digress, and, while the reference still fits IMO, Mt. Joy certainly has more depth than a background cover band. They’ve got the folk-rock-indie sound down to a tee that’s both crowd pleasing and refreshing. Their lyricism sets Mt Joy apart from the crowd, as they offer honest and humble takes on life’s common struggles. Lead singer Matt Quinn ruminates on lost love, artistic frustration, and religious questioning, forcing listeners to take a step back and reflect on what truly matters.
Click here to learn more: Mt Joy feels like they are on the verge of exploding. They’ve toured with The Head and the Heart, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, and most recently, The Lumineers. I had the chance to see them live in Indianapolis a few years ago and they blew me away. Check out them performing some of their most notable singles live at the Ringer Room here, and be sure to keep an eye out for this 5-piece Philly band in coming years!
Release date: March 2nd, 2018
Similar artist(s): Houndmouth, Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Top tracks: Silver Lining, Astrovan, Jenny Jenkins