Get Out of Town

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    The Joy Mills Band takes a sonic turn on their new album, Echolocator, taking their soulful country and roots sound into new territory. The sound is clean and modern, vocals front and center. An eclectic set of influences from long-time band members takes flavors from singer-songwriters like Jenny Lewis and Sharon Van Etten and twangy southern rock classics from Supertramp and The Police. The rhythm section is no-frills straight ahead, and the atmosphere and vibe come from Lucien LaMotte's versatile lead guitar and Jack Quick's playful keyboards. Still classic and warm, the Joy Mills Band delivers 10 unfaltering songs on Echolocator, their fifth release, mixed by Julian Martlew and mastered by Ed Brooks (Resonant Mastering).
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    releases January 24, 2020

    Joy Mills: electric guitar, vocals
    Tom Parker - bass, vocals
    Lucien LaMotte - electric guitar, pedal steel, nylon guitar
    Mikel McDermott - drums
    Jack Quick - keys, vocal

    Produced by Joy Mills Band
    Engineered and recorded by Lucien LaMotte, Julian Martlew and Mikel McDermott at NoteWordies
    Mixed by Julian Martlew
    Mastered by Ed Brooks @ Resonant Mastering
    Photos by Ailisa Newhall
    Layout and design by Joy Mills and Sherri Jerome

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We walked for days at first through death and through birth
The years were counting toward but none from just before
Our senses tight and keen, the years of sharpening
We used to be so soft to morph into machines
Get out of town as soon as now, get out while there’s still time to cut loose
Careful round the lake and everywhere you go
You’re in the movie now, did you already know?

Hold me now, I’m freezing
Help me now, I’m reeling
Who has ever felt so alive

Is nature so unkind to linger so discreet
Then open up so wide flooding every street
So granular the dream, each ray of light a song
Each mote of dust upon, I sing to carry on
Get out of town as soon as now, get out while there’s still time to cut loose
All the world’s a stage, the patterns never change
We seek with wild desire through water and through fire

They say there is a town further miles down
Through the scope you’ll see the light of future dreams
Each road a ridden path, the trees on either side
The stars are still our guide in this lonely aftermath
Get out of town as soon as now, get out while there’s still time to cut loose
I dream of olden times, I dwell inside today
Is it fortunate to die, sufficient to survive

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from Echolocator, released January 24, 2020
Joy Mills: electric guitar, vocals
Tom Parker - bass, vocals
Lucien LaMotte - electric guitar
Mikel McDermott - drums
Jack Quick - keys

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Joy Mills Band Seattle, Washington

New album Echolocator out 1.24.20

Urban country and roots from the Pacific Northwest.

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

“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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