Joan of Arc Announce New Album and Tour, Share New Song “Truck”

1984 Due Out June 1 via Joyful Noise

Apr 04, 2018
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Joan of Arc have announced a new album, 1984, and shared its first single, "Truck." 1984 is due out June 1 via Joyful Noise. Below is "Truck," followed by the album's tracklist and cover art. The band have also announced some tour dates, which are below too.

The band's current lineup is Tim Kinsella, Theo Katsaounis, Melina Ausikaitis, Bobby Burg, and Jeremy Boyle.

A press release describes the album as such: "The songs of 1984 -- with lyrics written and sung by Melina -- are a revelation, as profound and plainspoken as parables. Like the album's striking hand drawn cover art, the music inside is often spare. Ausikaitis' lyrics are equally measured with wit, despair and stubborn perseverance. Long known as a visual and conceptual artist and curator in her hometown of Chicago, Ausikaitis brings a painterly eye to these moments of clarity: There is awkward sex at Grandma's house. There are kids in the snow wearing cop sunglasses and the crumbling psychic defenses of childhood memories. There are A-frame houses and white horses. There are trucks losing their brakes on the hill at the end of the street. There are heaps of thoroughly useful self-help advice ('stop chicken-shittin' all over your life' has become a personal mantra)."

In a press release Ausikaitis says "Truck" was "composed during my 25 mile commute to teach drawing class at a college in the suburbs of Chicago. I've written a lot of songs in my Toyota. As third youngest of seven kids, my seat in my parent's car was in the way, way back. I liked to sing softly against the window and imagine a rabbit companion that floated alongside us."

1984 Tracklist:

1. Tiny Baby
2. Vertigo
3. Punk Kid
4. Maine Guy
5. People Pleaser
6. Psy-fi_Fantasy
7. Truck
8. Vermont Girl
9. Forever Jung

Joan of Arc Tour Dates:

April 7 - Brooklyn, NY - Murmrr - Jawbreaker's 24 Hour Revenge Therapy 33 1/3 book release event featuring Blake Schwarzenbach and Tim Kinsella with author Ronen Givony
April 8 - Brooklyn, NY - C'mon Everybody (Tim Kinsella solo show)
July 5 - St. Louis, MO - The Monocle
July 6 - Fort Worth, TX - Main @ South Side
July 7 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
July 9 - Phoenix, AZ - The Lunchbox
July 10 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
July 11 - Tustin, CA - Marty's on Newport
July 12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
July 13 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
July 14 - Chico, CA - Duffy's
July 16 - Portland, OR - Analog Cafe
July 17 - Seattle, WA - The Vera Project

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