Mt. Joy Share Second Single "Sheep;" Announce North American Tour


'Sheep' is the second single from Philadelphia band, Mt. Joy. The band was formed by Matt Quinn (Vocals/Guitar) and Sam Cooper (Guitar) this past Summer when they recorded four tracks, which would end up being their first EP. The two have been friends and played music together since they were in high school, but went their separate ways in college and didn't play music again until meeting up to jam in Los Angeles this past year. They put out their first single 'Astrovan' at the end of September. The plan was to release some music and record when they had time, but to keep their day jobs as a Law Student and Lawyer. Those plans changed when 'Astrovan' picked up steam quickly on Spotify receiving lots of playlisting and has been streamed more than 2.3 Million times since. The guys have since took the leap and dropped their day gigs to put more of their time into the music with their band, that is now a five piece, adding bass, drums and keys. 

Quinn started to write the lyrics for the second single 'Sheep' in 2015 after the events surrounding 25-year-old Freddie Gray's death in Baltimore. Later, in 2016 similar events persisted very publicly in different cities throughout the country, so Quinn picked the song back up. The song is a cry for everyone, but especially white people to come together and work to end the racism that became painfully evident during the election process. The title sheep came from the band’s struggle with the fact that people who exist in a bubble blindly hate others without any attempt to understand them or their culture. 

Mt. Joy is also happy to share that they'll be heading out across North America, full tour dates below!
  • Jan 31 - Resident - w/ Wilderado- Downtown LA
  • Feb 16 - Mercury Lounge - NYC
  • Feb 18 - Johnny Brenda's - Philly
  • Feb 20 - The Bootleg Theater - LA
  • Mar 7 - John M Greene Hall (Smith College) - w/ The Head and The Heart - Northampton, MA
  • Mar 9 - The Mill and Mine - w/ The Head and The Heart - Knoxville TN
  • Mar 10 - Oven Auditorium - w/ The Head and The Heart - Charlotte, NC
  • Mar 11 - North Charleston PAC - w/ The Head and The Heart - Charleston, SC
  • Mar 12 - The Tabernacle - w/ The Head and The Heart - Atlanta, GA
  • March 13-18 (Probably SXSW)