About Joan of Arkansas

Sludge pop band from Phoenix, Arizona formed through Tinder and Craigslist. None of us are from Arkansas and no one is named Joan, but we do love a good play on words. Joan of Arkansas is weird, loud, distorted, and lyrically-driven. Bright pop dual vocals peeking through distorted sludgy guitar and bass, then topped off with manic drumming.

Is it pop? Is it punk? Is it noise? That’s for you to decide! Our songs cover the gamut of topics but are often driven deep into what it’s like to be piece a of desert trash blowing through gentrified downtown phoenix landscapes, just tryin’ to survive.

Joan of Arkansas is:
Joshua Lynch – Vocals and bass
Zach Bird – Guitar
Sean Harris – Drums
E.P. Bradley – Guitar
Kayla Long – Vocals

For Fans of: X, the Pixies, the Rentals, Hüsker Dü, Poly Styrene/X-ray Spex, Guided by Voices, the Gits, and Superchunk

ABOUT THE SONG: “Erase Me” video release on August 10th

“”Erase Me” is a perfect lil capsule of some of our favorite things to do/talk about in our songs. Musically It’s manic, it’s intentionally distorted and buzzy and fuzzy as hell, the drummer sounds like he’s on 18 cups of coffee but isn’t coordinated enough to play a convincing punk beat. Gang vocals and a 50-dollar fuzz pedal that is dialed to melting. Lyrically, It’s about that sneaky suspicion that you will never outgrow your awkward phase, that you are the ugly duckling that never turned into a swan. Just an Ugly Ass Duck. We are older, we remember when self-doubt was cool.”
Joan of Arkansas

“Erase Me” is the second single from Joan of Arkansas’ latest EP, ¡Distortionista! – streaming now.

Stream “Erase Me” On Your Preferred Platform – Video out on August 10th

For any more information on the artist, email pr@fromthestrait.com

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