Mt. Joy and CLOUT have a chat as the indie folk outfit gear up to release their highly-awaited new album Rearrange Us
As we edge towards the release of brand new Mt. Joy full length Rearrange Us, it provides a chance for ourselves and the outfit to reflect on the time that the band have spent releasing music over the last few years and look to the catalogue of tracks that are about to be released.
Born with founding members and Pennsylvania natives Matt Quinn and Sam Cooper, the band is now a fully-formed, fully-realised outfit that has members spanning the US. Their sound and reputation have at a rapid rate due to their sounds indie folk charm and soulful nature and has snowballed into something colossal in size. This latest LP really has the feeling of a real defining moment in this chapter that the band have found themselves in over the last few years.
We figured that this provided the perfect opportunity to get to know Mt. Joy and the story behind the music a little better.
Who TF are Mt. Joy?
How long have you been making music?
Why do you make music?
What are your influences?
What would you say has been your best moment so far?
How would you describe your sound to someone unfamiliar with it?
What’s your dream “I’ve made it” moment?
How have you found the journey going from being two friends to a fully formed band on the scale that you are now?
Your new album ‘Rearrange Us’ comes out on June 5th, could you tell us some more about it?
And finally, who is your biggest fan right now?
Haha one time Kiefer Sutherland came to one of our shows and said amazingly nice things under duress of maybe one (10) drink(s) and told Sam he was going to give him 4 guitars. No guitars were exchanged when the dust settled. So, our Mom’s. They are going to be tough to beat…Mine will be the first to read this and share it with me without a doubt.