Mt. Joy (Sept 26 2023)

Embrace Presents:

Mt. Joy

September 26, 2023 @ Massey Hall

all ages event

On Sale: Fri Jan 27 @ 10am

Mt. Joy’s songs unfold like good political speeches: They amble and converse and pulsate fervently until it’s time to
get the crowd chanting along.” NPR

Across various cultures and belief systems, the color orange symbolizes sunshine, creativity, heat, freedom,
fascination, and fire. Mt. Joy channels this bright, bold, and brilliant energy on their 2022 third fulllength offering,
Orange Blood, which is set to release on June 17th via Island Records. The title track, which was released today
across platforms, hinges on gently strummed guitar as woozy vocals echo over sparse swells of sound before the
central hummable harmony drifts in and out of focus. Watch the accompanying video here.

Orange Blood explores a sonic spectrum of eloquent daydreams, blissful guitarpropelled psychedelic rock, and
artful alternative alchemy siphoned from sessions in the Southern California desert under a watchful sun. When the
global pandemic upended the bands tour with The Lumineers in 2020, Matt and Sam retreated into the desert.
Holing up in a house with Matt’s girlfriend and brother, shroomfueled detours, latenight conversations about life,
and a thirst for reprieve brought Orange Blood to life. “I was definitely drawn to the color orange,” explains lead
singer Matt Quinn. “When we were in the desert, everything revolved around the sun. I started playing with the idea
that the light we see is this sort of orange blood that runs through all of us and gives life to everything it touches.”
“Our last album was a breakup record,” notes Matt. “It had a darker feel. When we were in Joshua Tree, there were
so many sad things in the world. We wanted to build something that found beauty in the fact the world has always
been crazy. We were trying to find a way to be present enough to appreciate our surroundings even if they’re in
decay.” Returning to Philadelphia, they put the finishing touches on the album in a house with the full lineup and
longtime producer and collaborator Caleb Nelson.

The Philadelphia quintetMatt Quinn , Sam Cooper , Sotiris Eliopoulos , Jackie
Miclau , and Michael Byrnes take their name from the quiet rural town in southwest
Pennsylvania, about four hours from their Philadelphia base. Forming in 2016, they made their mark two years later
when their selftitled Mt. Joy debut album spun off “Silver Lining,” an uplifting power ballad that went to #1 at
AAA radio (Billboard Adult Alternative Airplay) and has eclipsed over 120 million Spotify streams to date. Their
second album, Rearrange Us (2018) drew widespread critical raves. Over the past four years Mt. Joy has amassed
over half a billion streams and have earned acclaim from NPR, Billboard, Rolling Stone, The Line of Best Fit, and
more. The band has performed at a variety of festivals such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo and has
toured with The Lumineers, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, The Revivalists, and The Head and The Heart. Additionally,
the band has performed on Stephen Colbert, CBS Morning, Samantha Bee, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, and