Coming Up

by Joy Mills Band

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    The Joy Mills Band spent a quiet winter completing their ep, Coming Up, their fourth release. Recorded in a former veterinary hospital (now a writing & music studio), the songs (four originals and one cover) reflect a longing to connect with nature and each other outside the technological hum of modern day, such as on the title track:

    You've been hanging out in my mind to ease the burden
    Just passing by my window then gone again

    I love when the robin sings, sweet things through an open door
    How I've been waiting for these songs in the dawn
    I live every loving day, strange things through an open door
    How long we've been waiting for these songs in the dawn

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    Joy Mills - ac guitar, vocals
    Tom Parker - bass, vocals
    Lucien LaMotte - elec guitar, pedal steel
    Jack Quick - organ, piano
    Mike McDermott - drums

    produced by Joy Mills Band
    engineered by Mike McDermott and Lucien LaMotte at NoteWordies
    mixed by Johnny Sangster at Crackle & Pop!
    mastered by Julian Martlew
    photo: Sherri Jerome

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The Joy Mills Band spent a quiet winter completing their ep, Coming Up, their fourth release. Recorded in a former veterinary hospital (now a writing & music studio), the songs (four originals and one cover) reflect a longing to connect with nature and each other outside the technological hum of modern day, such as on the title track:

You've been hanging out in my mind to ease the burden
Just passing by my window then gone again

I love when the robin sings, sweet things through an open door
How I've been waiting for these songs in the dawn
I live every loving day, strange things through an open door
How long we've been waiting for these songs in the dawn

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released March 9, 2017

Joy Mills - ac guitar, vocals
Tom Parker - bass, vocals
Lucien LaMotte - elec guitar, pedal steel
Jack Quick - organ, piano
Mike McDermott - drums

produced by Joy Mills Band
engineered by Mike McDermott and Lucien LaMotte at NoteWordies
mixed by Johnny Sangster at Crackle & Pop!
mastered by Julian Martlew
photo: Sherri Jerome

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Joy Mills Band Seattle, Washington

Urban country and roots from the Pacific Northwest.

"Seattle’s liveliest country-flavored act since Neko Case." - The Stranger

Seattle Weekly included 2012's release "Trick of the Eye" in Seattle's Top Country Albums 2012.

“Call it lilt with an edge.” – Leicester Bangs (UK)

“Organic country…both delicate and edgy… For the lo-fi country enthusiast.” – Maverick Mag (UK)
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Track Name: Coming Up
I'm coming up like sunrise on a longer shadow
You can watch me on the hillside at the break of day
I'm coming up like steam on the boiling water
You can watch me disappear, fade away

I love when the robin sings, sweet things through an open door
How I've been waiting for these songs in the dawn
I live every loving day, strange things through an open door
How long we've been waiting for these songs in the dawn

I've been listening to silence ever golden
You can hear it in the evening fading in
You've been hanging out in my mind to ease the burden
Just passing by my window then gone again
Track Name: Love, I'm Hanging Up My Coat
Love, I'm hanging up my coat, been down that dusty road
Heaven's a seed
Sun, through the clouds well I don't know
Nothing is as it is told, so what can be done

The bend of the arc, a light in the darkness
A man on the scene, no time to weep
No more than you need
If it's done like a deed, it's heavy, yeah

Love I'm hanging up my coat, no more following fool's gold
Like a minnow, where waters rarely run deep
How was I to know
All it just for show, so what can be done
Track Name: Trick of the Eye
what is this trick, what is this photograph
that comes to mind every time?
hey, didn’t know it was taking mine
blazing all those trails, taking all those photographs
taken long from the roof
hey, didn’t know it was coming soon

what is this dark room?
what is this light that’s pouring in?
to break itself upon itself
and leave no time for crying shame
the pencil breaks, broken
the ticking of the time is when
the sight of the edge is thin

tell me now, design…tell me now photograph
the gear is low, rolling down
blacking out across the town
taken for a fool, but I’m skipping school
fold it up, had enough
do you know what I’ve been thinking of?

this tripping old dream
for all it is and all it seems
and I wrap myself inside the light
of sleepless nights and tossing beds
these running trains inside my head
I skip the stones along the stream
no wiser for this walking dream
yeah, I skip the stones along the stream
no wiser for this walking dream
Track Name: Tunnel Vision
Didn't always need to turn the key, when all of this could hide in bliss
Turning over stones can't look away
It's like everybody knows, they just won't say

Didn't always hear the undertones, pulled over me another land
Ever since the day I met you, when I look around, all I see
Hey hey, what love is all around

(tom)
Came into this world alone
Fell into a broken home
Left when I was young, to the streets
Looking for a sign along the way

Now and then you got to wonder
What's to come, could it be
Living like we've got tunnel vision
Leaving out periphery
Hey hey, what love is all around

(joy)
If you get lost, I will find you
If you get lost in the fray
If you get lost I'll be your refuge
If you get lost along the way

For many years I have loved you
For many more could it be
Forgive me for my tunnel vision
If I could look around, what I'd see
Hey hey, what love is all around


I've got you under the same light