The Lonely and the Lean

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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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Linger on the path while holding younger years and fallen fears
Jump like crickets in the grass
No pattern or control it seems and longer than the older dream
Stretch my arms like trees
It’s no wonder I came clean

Linger on the path along the edge inside the orchard
Free as birds upon the breeze
Cast a shadow over me and memories they shake the trees
They make a tremble
Wind that falls the apple, no happy ever after
It’s no wonder I came clean, call me the lonely and the lean

Voices call like waters rise, an ache that’s deep and tenderized
Drifting back to language lost, losing sleep like sleep has cost me
Moments closely savored, doing me a favor
It’s no wonder I came clean, call me the lonely and the lean
Call me the lonely and the lean

This animal this human one pulsing from the nearest sun
Pushing days through summer haze each story cuts a different maze
Before we crash upon the ground and make a different sound

Linger on the path while holding younger years and fallen fears
Jump like crickets in the grass
No pattern or control it seems and longer than the older dream
Stretch my arms like trees
It’s no wonder I came clean
Call me the lonely and the lean

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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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