• Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price


  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Seattle songwriter Joy Mills released Trick of the Eye in 2012. Balladeering and soulful country songs about the ethos and modern myth. The album line-up includes Mills' partner of eleven years, Tom Parker, on bass, Lucien La Motte on pedal steel and electric guitar, and Paul Culala on drums.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Trick of the Eye via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      $10 USD or more 


  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 7 Joy Mills Band releases available on Bandcamp and save 20%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Echolocator, Coming Up, Deep Cut, Cat & Mouse, Cat & Mouse (single), Unreleased, and Trick of the Eye. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      $27.20 USD or more (20% OFF)



(photo this page: John Russell)

©2012 Joy Mills (BMI)


How is that lake still in my mind’s eye?
I read my horoscope it said to capture thunder
And I love you, and you’re my type
But all this love is taking over and much under
And in my make-up, and on that high line
I walk across like I could worry sober
And my lover, out of my hands
I hope that all this talk of love is moving boulders

All those nights, we slept like sardines
For each one of us a wheel to spin our dream
And how they must have risen like steam
And intermingled with the drifting clouds of evening
And not for lack of distant sorrow
Or all the rules I like to make and never follow
We crossed it all out, we swept the floor
Isn’t what’s always here the always waited for
And out of nowhere I sing like this
And across my lips, sinking ships


from Trick of the Eye, released April 15, 2012
Joy Mills - ac guit, vox
Lucien La Motte - elec guit
Tom Parker - bass
Paul Culala - drums


all rights reserved



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)
... more

contact / help

Contact Joy Mills Band

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this track or account

If you like Joy Mills Band, you may also like: