Without Even Asking

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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've been thinkin it wasn't the drinkin
That put me in the state I was in but where was the leavin
Runnin the rat race even with guitar cases
All that living out and in, what kept me down

Anne stopped calling, I stopped trying
Pushing notes under the door like something's dying
It’s just a restless evening, I've got a bottle with me
It complements that easy feeling, got a long way to go

I've been falling, without warning
My mouth was full of the words of a fool, but there's no recalling
Wondering my way out, working my way through
Yeah I'm telling these far out stories but only to you

Anne stopped calling, I stopped trying
Pushing notes under the door, like something's dying
It’s just a restless evening, I've got a bottle with me
It complements that easy feeling, got a long way to go

I can't relate, it's just blue and gold
Just blue and gold in a lifted body with a drifting soul
And my every day is like an avalanche
Almost every day has been catching me up, without even asking

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from Echolocator, released January 24, 2020
Joy Mills: acoustic 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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