Stuck in a Rut

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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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lyrics

I’m stuck in a rut, I can’t run away
Called around but nobody could say
I medicate, it’s the fire I know
Unlock the door and I light out alone

When the lighting is right, cellophane
Stepping through the medicine
You don’t walk alone with cleavers
Flowers steam in a delicate tea
And didn’t we know back in the day
Didn’t we know the root to take the pain away
Waiting now, in the ground
Life you know, life from the sun

Are we stuck in amber
Are we unable to remember
At the heart of it, are we getting by, only getting by
At the heart of it, are living in a, living in a

Meadowsweet, nettle sting, hawthorne at the edge of spring
Like a lover’s game, lover’s game, lover’s game, lover’s game
Homebound, half light, first star in the evening sky
Another day nearly done, another day of life in the sun

It takes a long time to wait when you're stuck in a rut

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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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