The much loved duo from Arkansas, joan, have released “not over you” their final single of 2021 alongside the highly anticipated EP bye TODAY. bye is the second of two EP’s that the guys have released this fall (Photo Finish Records) with this release focusing on the end of a relationship. Last month joan released EP hi which focused on the giddiness, hope and joy that comes at the beginning of new love & new relationships. Watch ”not over you” HERE, and listen to bye in full HERE. Don’t miss joan on tour in early 2022, dates HERE and below, a must see show (we can’t wait!).
About “not over you” joan explain “we had a completely different song that we thought would be the last installment of the bye ep, and then this song came out of nowhere and hit us in the chest. the hook is so simple, but somehow hits harder every time you hear it – ‘i’m not over you, but i’m trying to get over you’ – ooof. it turned out to be one of our absolute favorites we’ve ever written. we hope it comforts you if you need comfort, and we hope it can help you if you need a good cry.”
joan’s new chapter ‘wave era’ saw new singles from two EPs landing on the first Thursday of each month, soundtracking 2021 with their trademark alt-pop bops, tinged with the sweetest hint of 90’s R&B influences. Titled hi and bye, joan explain “after we released “cloudy/partly cloudy”, we got straight to work, writing so many new songs. we found that the songs were naturally falling in two different camps. so, we decided rather than trying to force them to work together, it would be more interesting to release two ep’s over the course of the year. welcome to the wave era – here comes a new joan song each month through the end of the year :)”. hi and bye are available to stream now!
joan (Alan Benjamin Thomas and Steven Rutherford) have spent the past few years building their musical empire, single by single, tour date by tour date, with the past two years being landmarks for them; their debut EP, 2019’s portra, and last year’s EP cloudy have been streamed well over 90 million times, with over a million listeners a month across streaming platforms.
The guys spent much of 2019 on the road with major US and international tours supporting the likes of The Aces, COIN, Bloc Party and Jeremy Zucker, as well as playing to fans across Asia with headline shows and festivals in the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong. Early 2020 saw them playing to sold out crowds across the US on their first headline tour, including having to add additional shows in LA to accommodate ticket demand. Their virtual cloudy release show in August 2020 boasted thousands of ticket sales from fans who tuned into their livestream. 2021 was an incredibly exciting year for joan, and they’re only just getting started.
See joan live this winter!
fri 11 february @ growlers memphis, tn
sat 12 february @ mercy lounge, nashville, tn
sun 13 february @ the masquerade, atlanta, ga
tue 15 february @ brighton music hall, boston, ma
wed 16 february @ the foundry at the fillmore, philadelphia, pa
thu 17 february @ bowery ballroom, new york (nyc), ny
sat 19 february @ the basement, columbus, oh
sun 20 february @ the shelter, detroit, mi
tue 22 february @ lincoln hall, chicago, il
wed 23 february @ fine line, minneapolis, mn
sat 26 february @ record b, arkansas city, mo
sun 27 february @ duck room, blueberry hill, st louis, mo
tue 1 march @ trees, dallas, tx
wed 2 march @ bronze peacock room, house of blues, houston, tx
thu 3 march @ the parish, austin, tx, us
sat 5 march @ the crescent ballroom, phoenix, az
sun 6 march @ constellation room, santa ana, ca
tue 8 march @ troubadour, west hollywood, ca
wed 9 march @ the new parish, oakland, ca
fri 11 march @ Holocene, portland, or
sat 12 march @ neumos, seattle, wa
mon 14 march @ soundwell, salt lake city, ut
tue 15 march @ globe hall, denver, co
thu 17 march @ the vanguard, tulsa, ok
fri 18 march @ revolution music room (rev room), little rock, ar
Photo Finish Records is an independent record label boasting a diverse artist roster including alternative rock, indie pop and hip hop. The label was created and founded by Matt Galle and in 2021 will celebrate its fifteenth year of success. As the label grew and developed, Matt brought in his business partner Mike Marquis to co-run the label with him. PFR is known for developing and breaking an eclectic roster of artists such as 3OH!3, SHAED, Marian Hill, MisterWives, ROZES, The Mowgli’s, and new signings Elliot Lee, Lakeview, guardin, and joan.
SHAED’s track “Trampoline” is double platinum with over 2 billion streams worldwide, 3OH!3’s debut album “Want” is certified Gold with 3 platinum singles and over 15 million singles sold which includes collaborations with Katy Perry, Wiz Khalifa, Kid Cudi, Lil’ Jon and Ke$ha. Marian Hill’s releases including their debut album “Act One” have sold 12 million tracks making big waves with the breakthrough hit “Down” as well as successful albums from MisterWives and their gold single “Reflections”, Anthony Green, Handsome Ghost, and many others. Matt Galle and Mike Marquis are well known and respected leaders in the music industry having both been recognized in Billboard’s 40 under 40 among other accolades. The team is located in NYC and PFR is distributed through Virgin Music, Label and Artist Services.